Obituaries

Obituaries

 

 

Glorioso, Joseph J., M.D.OHS 1949

 

Joseph John Glorioso, M.D. of Mt. Washington, age 90 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 16, 2022. Born in Verona, he was the son of the late Carmelo and Theresa Glorioso. Beloved Husband of 59 years to Kay (Trautwein) Glorioso. Loving Father of Dr. David (Tammy) Glorioso and Dr. Lisa (Dr. Ken Miller). Proud grandfather of Gabrielle and Grant Glorioso and Tyler and Ciara Miller, and our angel, Marissa Miller. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Angelo and granddaughter, Marissa Miller. Joseph graduated from Oakmont High School, then attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning his B.S. in 1953, followed by a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia in 1958. He then Completed his internship and surgical Residency at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Upon Completion of his residency, Joseph served 2 years in the United States Air Force as Captain in the Surgical Corps at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, Maine. After completing his military service, he returned to Pittsburgh to serve as General Surgeon at Homestead Hospital. With the merger of Homestead Hospital and St. Joseph's, he continued his surgical career at SHHS, Jefferson Medical Hospital. During his career, he was President of Medical Staff, Chief of Surgery, and on the Board of Directors at SHHS. He was well respected for his professional skill and caring bedside manner. 

An avid golfer, Joseph belonged to Edgewood Country Club and Grenelefe Country Club in Florida where he resided with his wife in the winter. He shot his age many times and had many hole in one's. Joe loved all Pittsburgh sports and was a Pitt season ticket holder to basketball and football games. The family would like to give special thanks to Atria's and the Good Samaritan Hospice of Wexford for their love and compassionate care to Joe. Loved by many and will be missed by family and all who knew him. The last chapter of his wonderful enriched life has been completed. Well done! 

Friends and relatives will be received at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. Joseph's family kindly suggests that facemasks be worn during visitation. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, April 21, 2022, 10 a.m. Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church), Entombment will follow in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Pittsburgh, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, UPMC Montefiore, Four West 200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or online at www.adrc.pitt.edu/volunteer/donate.

 

 

Above: Bonnie Short (Raetze) OHS 1958 (Deceased 03/24/2022) 

Obituary pending.

 

Above: Jack Sherwin OHS 1963 (Deceased 03/22/2022) most recent photo.

Obituary pending.

 

Joanne Dickinson OHS 1963

“Jody”

Age 77, a lifelong resident of Oakmont, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Daughter of the late John T. and Jean Daker Dickinson; sister of Pamela Dickinson, and Barbara (Tim) Jones; aunt of Megan (Rob) Swartz, Lindsey (Paul) Massoud, Erica (Eric) Frost Finsness, Kristen (Michael) Carlin, and Lauren (Terry) Everhart; great-aunt of 13. Jody gave her utmost to everything she loved—God, her family, her late dog Petey, her country, and her community. She was a devoted aunt, sister, neighbor, friend, and caretaker of countless birds in her backyard Audubon bird sanctuary, a faithful church member and student of God's word. She celebrated each holiday with gusto and made the best chocolate chip cookies. Friends and family will be received on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 10-11 a.m., in Oakmont Presbyterian Church, 415 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, where a Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Services are entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oakmont Presbyterian Church 415 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont PA 15139
Tel: 1-412-828-5770.

 

James Milton Arnold OHS 1950

Jim Arnold, 89, of Wexford, PA passed away peacefully on January 21, 2022 in the presence of his family and into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Eva Arnold, and brother Alan.  He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Monique, his sister, Carole Short; four children, James Milton Jr. (Mary), Michele Holdcroft (Tim), Richard and David; six grandchildren, Lynnea Arnold, Katrina Arnold, Steven Holdcroft (Alisha), Robert Holdcroft (Alexis), Jill Holdcroft Yahiro (Jordan) and Jessalyn Holdcroft; six great-grandchildren, Sianna, Roman, Brodie, Levi, Eden, and Vera. 

Jim lived in his McCandless Township home since 1967 where he raised his children and enjoyed life, passionately devoted to his growing family.  He graduated from Oakmont High School, Class of 1950, and lived in Western Pennsylvania throughout his life.  He worked as an advertising manager for the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, retiring from employment after 36 years of service.  A man of many talents, Jim was an avid golfer, woodworker, shop craftsman, accomplished builder, repairman of all things, and landscaping arborist, gardener, and horticulturist extraordinaire.  His skills extended to classic auto restoration where he maintained prize-winning vintage cars.  Jim was a member of the Early Ford V-8 Club #48 and the South Hills Seniors Golf League where he made many close friends.  He served in the United States Army, a patriot with a deep love of country and a man of strong faith in the Lord.   Jim will be most remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to every member of his family, as a husband, Dad, and Pappap. Memorial donations may be directed to organizations supporting our wounded and fallen veterans and their families.

 

 

Wilbur “Bill” Beebe OHS/Riverview Teacher & Coach

Age 78, of Plum Borough, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2022. He was born in Oil City, PA on December 10, 1943 to the late Wilbur and Dorothy Beebe. Beloved husband of Roseanne for 33 years; father of Karen (Gary) and Bill Beebe; stepfather of Albert (Joanna) Caruso, Dean (Laura) Caruso, and Dana Marozzi; grandfather of Ben, Grace, Caroline, Michael, Alex, Ella, Dany, and Marco; brother of Dottie (Bill) Van Wormer and the late Patricia Engel. 

He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was a beloved Oakmont/Riverview teacher, baseball and football coach, and Oakmont Fireman. In 1983, Bill and his baseball team won the PA State Championship. Friends and family will be received on Monday, March 7, 2022, from 4-8 p.m., at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 12:00 p.m., in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bill’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/.

 

 

 

 

 

 Lucy C. (Provenza) Herrington OHS 1957

 

Lucy C. Herrington, 83 a lifelong resident of Oakmont passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Beloved Wife for 63 years of Dudley Herrington. Loving Mother of Leonard (Gina) Herrington, Maureen (Mark Burton) Herrington, and Dianna (Eddie Murphy) Bruno. Grandmother of Brandon Herrington, Sean Herrington, Jordan Bruno, and Justin Bruno. Sister of Charles (DiAmanda) Provenza, Vincent (Dolly) Provenza, the late Mary Gorshin, Joesph Provena, and Sally Stark. 

Lucy was a longtime member of Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church) and a class of 1957 graduate of Oakmont High School. She was employed by Riverview School District as a cafeteria worker for many years. Friends and relatives are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 10 a.m. Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church). 

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, 1816 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

 

 

Samuel (Sam) Messina OHS 1949

Samuel Michael Messina, our family’s patriarch, quietly departed this life on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at the age of 90, with family and friends by his side. He was born May 6, 1931, in Oakmont, PA where he lived most of his life. 

Sam graduated from Oakmont High School in 1949 and served in the Army in the Korean War. He earned an associate degree from Robert Morris University and worked as an accountant for Pivirotto Chevrolet and Bill McCracken Oldsmobile in West Homestead, PA for more than 30 years before retiring in 1993. Sam was a talented Big Band and Jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist, playing in many professional bands in his youth. 

Later in life, he took up building and flying a variety of model airplanes. He could often be found watching WWII documentaries and enjoyed his pipe or a good cigar with family and friends. Sam belonged to the American Legion, Post 764 in Springdale and was a life member of the VFW, Post 92 in Lower Burrell. Sam was of the Christian faith and wholeheartedly served the Lord for fifty years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Salvatore and Julia (Albani) Messina, brother Anthony Messina and sister Mary Ann Jordan. Sam is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 71 years, Elsa Jean (Piccinini) Messina and their eight children: Linda (Jack) Lydick, Daniel (Marti) Messina, David (Vicki) Messina, Matthew (Linda) Messina, Paul (Rhonda) Messina, Laura Amos, Teresa (David) Brennan, and Marie (Daniel) Hinkelman, a brother James (Vivian) Messina, 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held with burial in Deer Creek Cemetery, Cheswick. Arrangements were handled through the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont

 

 

James Milton Arnold OHS 1950

Jim Arnold, 89, of Wexford, PA passed away peacefully (January 21, 2022) in the presence of his family and into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Eva Arnold, and brother Alan.  He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Monique, his sister, Carole Short; four children, James Milton Jr. (Mary), Michele Holdcroft (Tim), Richard and David; six grandchildren, Lynnea Arnold, Katrina Arnold, Steven Holdcroft (Alisha), Robert Holdcroft (Alexis), Jill Holdcroft Yahiro (Jordan) and Jessalyn Holdcroft; six great-grandchildren, Sianna, Roman, Brodie, Levi, Eden, and Vera. 

Jim lived in his McCandless Township home since 1967 where he raised his children and enjoyed life, passionately devoted to his growing family.  He graduated from Oakmont High School, Class of 1950, and lived in Western Pennsylvania throughout his life.  He worked as an advertising manager for the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, retiring from employment after 36 years of service.  A man of many talents, Jim was an avid golfer, woodworker, shop craftsman, accomplished builder, repairman of all things, and landscaping arborist, gardener, and horticulturist extraordinaire.  His skills extended to classic auto restoration where he maintained prize-winning vintage cars.  Jim was a member of the Early Ford V-8 Club #48 and the South Hills Seniors Golf League where he made many close friends.  He served in the United States Army, a patriot with a deep love of country and a man of strong faith in the Lord.   Jim will be most remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to every member of his family, as a husband, Dad, and Pappap. Memorial donations may be directed to organizations supporting our wounded and fallen veterans and their families.

 

 

Jacob S. (Jackie) Brocato OHS 1966

February 19, 1948 - January 15, 2022

Jacob S. Brocato, 73 of Plum, passed peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Jack was born to Samuel and Josephine Brocato on Feb. 19, 1948, in Pittsburgh. He graduated from Oakmont High School in 1966 and community college in 1970. He served in the Army with a tour in Vietnam (1968-69), where he was awarded a Silver Star. He was proud to be a veteran and he loved his country. Jack married Janet Hobaugh in 1974. He was a journeyman plumber and retired from the Oakmont Sewage Treatment Plant. He was an Oakmont volunteer fireman for 22 years. Jack enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, going on family vacations to the beach, visiting his son in Colorado and working in his yard. Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His pride and joy were his kids and grandchildren. Jack is survived by his daughter, Jackie Brocato St. George (John); son, Jesse Brocato and daughter, Jodie (Mike) Petrocelli; grandchildren, Enzo and Livia Petrocelli; in addition to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Josephine Brocato; and brother, George Brocato. A private family gathering to celebrate his wonderful life is what he wanted. Professional services by THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox. www.thomasmsmithfh.com.

 

Dorothy Ann (Vukovich) Stanik OHS 1942

Dorothy Ann Stanik of Cheswick, formerly of Oakmont, age 97 passed away peacefully on December 27, 2021. She was born on June 25, 1924. She was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph J. Stanik and the loving mother of Linda (John) Kratsas of Oakmont, and Jeffrey Stanik of Cheswick, Grandmother of John Michael Kratsas and Pam Woods of Penn Hills and Christopher N. (Marjorie) Kratsas of Las Vegas, Nevada: great grandmother of Tessa and Nika Kratsas. 

Sister of the late Joseph and Fred Vukovich. Dorothy was a graduate of Oakmont High School and briefly worked at Gulf Research Company. 

She was a loving and caring individual who will be remembered for her kindness, wit, and compassion. She took pride in caring for her family and was a wonderful cook. Dorothy enjoyed playing golf and cards, and entertaining. Visitation, blessing service and burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Verona will be private for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Rosebrook Personal Care Home, 723 South Pike Road Sarver, PA 16055 or the Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Boulevard Oakmont, PA 15139. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont

 

 

Gerald (Jerry) F. Bonaroti OHS 1958

Gerald (Jerry) F. Bonaroti, of Oakmont, passed away on December 19, 2021, surrounded by his family. Born September 28, 1940, in Oakmont, PA, to the late Gennaro and Tomesina (Calfe) Bonaroti. He was a Graduate of Oakmont High School and Waynesburg College. He worked in Insurance and was later President of MedVal, Inc. 
 
He is survived by his dear wife of 56 years Carol Ann (Doddato), daughter, Michele Harden (Tony) of Oakmont, daughter, Jennifer Bonaroti Condron of Oakmont. He is also survived by grandchildren, Maddie Condron, Mike Condron, Jack Harden, Callie Harden as well as former son-in-law, Michael Condron (Jessica) of Oakmont and daughter, Riley. He is survived by siblings, Jane Duch (late George), Geraldine Kaforey (late Emil), the late Peter Bonaroti (surviving spouse, Sandy), Frank Bonaroti (Cathy), Rita DiLellis (Jim), Dennis Bonaroti (Susie), and Denise Fusaro (Chuck), as well many nieces and nephews. He also had many cousins in the Oakmont and Verona area. 
 
Jerry enjoyed golf, reading non-fiction, telling stories with his old college buddies, but he especially loved vacations to Cape May, New Jersey and Niagra on the Lake, Canada with his family. He also enjoyed visiting the zoo, museum and the strip district with his wife and grandchildren.
 
Friends and relatives are invited to a Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, December 29, 11:00 am at Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus) Please meet directly at the church. Interment will be private at the Verona Cemetery in Oakmont, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to the Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15139. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., Oakmont
   

 

 

 

Anthony D. "Tony" Matassa OHS 1958

Anthony D. "Tony" Matassa, 82 of Oakmont passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Son of the late Santo and Concetta Matassa. Beloved Husband for 57 years of Patricia "Pat" (Settino) Matassa. Loving Father of Anthony Matassa, Jr. and Tammy (Bradley) Newcomer. Grandfather of Marissa (Nick) Plavchak, Tyler (Lianna) Newcomer, and Braden Newcomer. 

Brother of the late Lena Pernice, Angelo Matassa, John Matassa, Mary Peruzzi, Joseph Matassa, and James Matassa. Tony was a long time member of Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church) and was employed as a sheet metal worker for many years, being a member of Local Union 12. He enjoyed traveling, trips to the casino, going to the beach, and his family. 

Friends and relatives will be received on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 12 Noon Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church). Please wear a mask during visitation and during funeral Mass. Interment will follow in The Verona Cemetery, Oakmont. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

 

Margaret (Marge) Santucci Meyers Kastelic

Margaret (Marge) Santucci Meyers Kastelic Margaret (Marge), 99, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2021 at Norbert Personal Care Home in Pittsburgh. She was born on June 29, 1922 in Oakmont and was a long time resident of Oakmont and Verona. After graduating from Oakmont High School in 1940, she and her sister Rose were employed at Scaife Company as government inspectors while their three brothers were fighting in WWII. She is preceded in death by her parents Igino and Teresa (Orsini) Santucci, loving husband Sylvester (Red) Kastelic, brothers Dominic (Mary), Italio (Oats) (Genevieve), James (Barbara) sister Rose (Edward) Borzyn, nephew Eugene Santucci and great nephew Bryan Borzyn. Marge is survived by her only daughter Sandra Meyers (Robert) Gagorik and many nieces and nephews. Marge was a member of the Ladies of Charity at St. Joseph Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary of Verona and the Roccacinquemiglia Society of Pittsburgh. She enjoyed playing bingo, dancing and traveling to Italy. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 2-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Please wear a mask in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 27, 2021, 11 a.m. Holy Family Parish (St. Joseph) Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

 

 

Kay (Griffith) Milliron OHS 1962

Kathryn Ann (Griffith) Milliron was born on July 7, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA. She spent most of her childhood growing up in Oakmont, PA with her 2 brothers (Harry and Butch) and 3 sisters (Shirley, Jane and Joan). She graduated from Oakmont High School where she was a cheerleader and developed a love for sports, later becoming a big Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls fan.
In 1962 while working at Haskell Mfg, she met the love of her life, Ed Milliron. They married October 22, 1966 and moved to Baden, PA where they built their first home together. They spent a short time living in Levittown, PA before moving to Streamwood, IL in May 1977 where they settled in for the next 44 years to raise their family and spoil their grandchildren.
Kay was a homemaker until 1982 before going to work for Fidelitone Inc for the next 28 years. She was an avid reader when she wasn’t supporting one of her grandchildren at a baseball game, softball game, dance recital or graduation.

Kay passed away on November 18, 2021 peacefully surrounded by her husband and 3 children. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Edwin O Milliron, her daughters Pamela (Robert) Jewell, and Cynthia (Michael) Babicz and her son Douglas (Sarah Mary) Milliron. Her sister Mary Jane (Joseph) Miceli and her 3 grandchildren Jacob and Kayla Jewell and Cydnie Babicz, along with many cherished nieces, nephews and great nieces/nephews.

She was proceeded in death by both of her parents, her brothers Harry (Marilyn) Griffith, Butch (Verna) Griffith, two of her sisters Shirly (Jack) Wirl, Joan (Dick) Deer, her BFF Josephine Castillo, Son In-Law Robert Jewell Jr and two nephews Billy Johnston and Sean Gazzo.

Her quick wit, feistiness and fierce love for her family will be missed by all! She was the neighborhood Mother to many and in her own words “A T.O.B.!”
There will be a mass for Kathryn on November 27, 2021. 10:00 a.m. at St John the Evangelist Church, 502 S. Park Blvd, Streamwood, IL 60107. A gathering will be held after the church at Moretti’s in Bartlett, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Shriners Hospital for Children at 2211 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707 would be appreciated. https://memorials.countrysidefuneralhomes.com/kathryn-milliron/4785351/index.php?_ga=2.23991929.275492012.1637457508-665216677.1637457507

 

 

 

Plato Michael Powers (Pahoundis) OHS 1958

Known affectionately to his family as "Uncle," reposed in the Lord on November 3, 2021, in Macon, Georgia. He was 83 years old. Plato was born in Cokeburg and was a longtime resident of Oakmont. He was a Coast Guard veteran and a member of the American Legion and AHEPA #34. A gifted salesman, he was recognized with many awards over his career. After his time in sales, he enjoyed working at the Allegheny County Assessor's Office.

"Everyone's favorite Uncle" was always smiling and pleasant with an ability to savor all of life's moments, great and small. He often recounted these moments to family and friends through his wonderful storytelling, which will be greatly missed. He is survived by his brother, D. John Powers (Helene), and was predeceased by his sister, Sofia, and her husband, William Tangalos. Dear uncle to his nieces and nephews. His great-nieces and nephews, Elena (Alex Berger), Stacey, Christiana, Harrison, and Nicholas mourn a man they loved more as a grandfather than a great-uncle. Friends will be received on November 9th at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland from 9 a.m. until a funeral service at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to St. Innocent Orthodox Church, 7301 Rivoli Road, Macon, GA 31210. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC. Plato Michael Powers Obituary Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

 

John Richard Houston OHS 1958

FEBRUARY 7, 1940 – OCTOBER 27, 2021John Richard Houston, age 81, of Winter Springs, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. John was born February 7, 1940. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.nationalcremation.com/

 

 

Dolores M "Dee" Diez Aber OHS 1963

Dolores M. “Dee” Aber, 76 of Penn Hills passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. Daughter of the late Charles and Regina (Doyle) Diez. Beloved Wife for 56 years of Thomas L. Aber. Loving Mother of Michael (Teri) Aber, Todd (Shelly) Aber, Craig (Linda) Aber, and Laura Aber. Grandmother of Amanda, Zachary, Tyler, Rachel, Ryan, Charlie, K.G., Kelsey, Molly, and her four-legged grand doggy, “Buddy.” Sister of William (Elaine) Diez and the late Charles and Paul Diez. Dee was a longtime member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oakmont. She enjoyed cooking and hosting Sunday family dinners. Her family was her pride and joy. Friends and relatives are invited to a Memorial service on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Ave. Oakmont, PA 15139. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont

 

 

 

Frank Carden OHS 1958

Frank (Sonny) Garden, a U.S Army veteran, passed away on Thursday October 14, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA. Sonny was preceded in death by his sister Joyce Carden Matxko. Survived by brother Chuck Carden, and sister Paula Ezatoff.There is no obituary, viewing, or service, at his request. 

 

 

James F. Cosnotti OHS 1952

James F. Cosnotti,(pictured with the late Chuck Wagner in a photo dated 2014) OHS Class of 1952, died on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.There is no obituary, viewing, or service, at his request. Submitted by his brother Rick Cosnotti.
 

 

Joy Claussen Scully OHS 1956

August 14 1938 October 12 2021
Joy Claussen Scully August 14, 1938 – October 12, 2021 Share this obituary Send Flowers Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card Joy Claussen Scully, actor, singer, friend to all, died on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Camden, SC after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. Born in Chicago in 1938, the daughter of Eugene Claussen and Ruth Joy, Joy Claussen grew up in Oakmont, PA.

After Carnegie Mellon and the Pittsburgh Playhouse, she had seven leads in Off-Broadway musicals. She played the lead role of Hedy LaRue in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , for two years with Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee. Claussen was also featured as Aphrodite in the Broadway musical, Happiest Girl in the World. She starred in over 200 national TV commercials and is perhaps best known as the 10-year spokesperson for AIM toothpaste. She acted in many network TV comedies, and performed in stage musicals all over the country, principally as Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street . In May 2007, she played the cat Purscilla in Paddy Bell’s DOGS, The Musical at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston. In South Carolina she originated the title role of Mother Juice that composer Greg Boatwright created for her in conjunction with the Palmetto Richland School for the Arts. Claussen served on the Los Angeles board of the American Cancer Association and on the West Coast Council of the Actors’ Fund of America.

Claussen was a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Actors Equity. In Camden, South Carolina, where she moved in 2005, she was a member of the Springdale Hall Club, the Camden Garden Club, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, author Tony Scully, former mayor of Camden, by her brother, Peter Claussen (Nancy) of Sun City, Arizona and by numerous nephews and nieces.

At Joy’s request, there will be no funeral. For those who wish, please contribute in her name to the Arts Center of Kershaw County.  www.fineartscenter.org.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is assisting the family. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Joy Claussen Scully, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

 

 

Patricia V. Black, Riverview School District Librarian

Patricia V. Black, 78 of Churchill passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Beloved daughter of the late John and Johanna (Jen) Patcher. She is survived by and Dear Sister of Donald Patcher, Ronald Patcher, and Robert Patcher. She is also survived by her devoted friend for many years, Mary Lou Penisch and beloved by many nieces, nephews, friends and hundreds of students. Pat had a BA in Education from Clarion University and a Masters Degree from IUP. She was employed for 40+ years in the Riverview School District as the librarian and other administrative roles and also served as the Key Club Sponsor for many years. She was a member of Verona Rosedale Kiwanis and the Friends of Oakmont Library. Friends and relatives will be received on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 15, 2021, 11 a.m. The Church of Transfiguration, 209 Oak Street, Conemaugh, PA 15909. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Please wear a mask during visitation and funeral mass. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Verona Rosedale Kiwanis Club, 737 Allegheny River Boulevard, Verona, PA 15147 Riverview High School Alumni Facebook Page

 

 

Joseph Bergoich OHS 1965

Joseph Anthony Bergoich, 74 of Oakmont passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. A graduate of Oakmont High School Class of 1965, he was a band leader and musician playing the accordion, bass, and guitar in two local bands, the Polkamonts and Joey B and the Sound Tronics.Joe's career spanned 40 years as an Electronics Technician, working for CSR (Control Systems Research), which was acquired by Contraves, which was then acquired by CMC (Cleveland Motion Control), and later was Control Service and Repair. He was a federal firearms gun dealer,was a target shooter, and rescued stray cats that had FIV, and cared for them. He is survived by his brother, Stanley F. and his wife, Nancy V. Bergoich of Georgia. Services and interment will be private. Please consider a donation to the Humane Society, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or the Shriners. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont

 

 

 

John S. Mauro OHS 1947

John S. Mauro, 92 a lifelong resident of Oakmont passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021. Beloved Husband of the late Edna June (Hilliard) Mauro. Loving Father of John (Pamela) Mauro, Dennis (Connie) Mauro, David (Joan) Mauro, and Steve (Meghan) Mauro. Grandfather of Dana M. Mauro, Samantha (Chris) Giovanetti, Dennis John (Erin) Mauro, Serina Mauro, Karly (Ben) Caldwell, Katey (Rob) Wrobleski, Kristy Mauro, and Elliott (Mayra) Mauro. Great-Grandfather of Ava, Claire, Lily, Nolan, Jamie, Luca, and Enzo. Brother of the late Samuel, Jim, Frank, and William Mauro, Jenny DeBastino, Bonnie Slebrich, Concetta DeGroat, and Mabel Grosse.

John was a long time member of Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church) and a World War II Army veteran. He operated Mauro's Service Station on Allegheny Avenue for 42 years. Friends and relatives will be received on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 2-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 10:30 a.m. Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church). Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Holy Family Parish, 444 St. John St. Pittsburgh, PA 15239

 

Eric M. Wardle OHS 1961

Here is Eric M. Wardle’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Eric M. Wardle of Xenia, Ohio, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who passed away on August 25, 2021, at the age of 77, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Eric M. Wardle to show support.

He was predeceased by : his mother Janice M. Wardle (Brownfield); his step-mother Anna Wardle (Wobb); and his siblings, John Mark, Richard N., Arthur L., Samuel R. Wardle, Miriam Gayle Gloss, Janice M. Gentry and Bonnie Humphreys.

He is survived by : his wife Sharon Wardle (Stephenson); his sons, Eric Matthew Jr. Wardle (Sarah) of Springfield, MO, Joel Stephen Wardle of Syracuse, NY and Timothy Bart Wardle (Julie) of Xenia; and his granddaughters, Rebecca, Jennifer, Tara, Madison and Amber. He is also survived by 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 2nd 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Emmanuel Baptist Church (2928 Wilmington Dayton Rd, Bellbrook, OH 45305). A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 2nd 2021 at 11:00 AM at the same location.

 

 

 

 

Edward Sproul OHS 1955

NOVEMBER 17, 1937 – JUNE 22, 2021

Edward A. Sproul, age 83, passed away June 22, 2021.
Beloved husband of 46 wonderful years to the late Joyce. Loving father of Matt (Nancy) & David. Cherished grandfather of Selena, Keira, Camilla, Nolan, Isabella & Oscar. Dearest brother of Alice (Bob) Thompson and the late Jack.

Visitation Friday, June 25th from 4-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. Funeral Service Saturday, June 26th at 11am (In State 10am) at St. Timothy Presbyterian Church, Livonia.MI.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the church in Ed's honor.

 

 

Donald K. Munhall OHS 1958
April 22, 1940 ~ June 18, 2021 (age 81)

Donald King Munhall, age 81, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 22, 1940 to the late J. Kenneth and Mary (King) Munhall.  Committed to the ideals of his Catholic Faith and Irish Heritage, Don dedicated his life to his marriage and family.  He was a member of St. Michael Parish for 55 years, committed to stewardship.  The day of his passing, Don was blessed to receive the special blessing of the Church called the Apostolic Pardon.  

He was a longtime member and past president of The Serra Club of Columbus, member of the Friends of the Josephinum, and President of the Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League. His passion for music began in Pittsburgh, as a member of The Emeralds, who were signed by ABC Records.  Don loved all Pittsburgh sports, and he had a special affinity for the game of golf, even caddying at Oakmont Country Club in the 1962 US Open.   A lifelong learner, Don was a gifted conversationalist who was always genuinely interested in others' stories.

  
As owner and founder of The Munhall Company, he sold laboratory instrumentation and successfully ran a family business for over 50 years.  

Don was preceded in death by his parents and son, Brian Vincent Munhall.  Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jody (Barnett) Munhall and his children: William (Beth), Christine Bogue, Anne (Andy) Bott, Joseph (Anna), Martha (Mike) Bogue, Thomas, John Paul (Christine), Matthew, and Kate (Faustin) Weber; and his grandchildren: John (Emily), Daniel and Michael Bogue, Brian (Kenzie) and Gregory “Brother Nathanael Campion” Scarpitti, Noah and Tessa Bott, Katy, Patrick, William and Maryn Munhall, Grace, Eleanor, Matthew, Bridget, Joseph and Dominic Bogue, Mary Munhall, Lucy, Ignatius, Brendan, J. Kenneth and Gianna Munhall, Luke Munhall, Josephine, Augustine and Charles Weber; and his first great grandchild is due June, 2021; brothers, Robert (Betty) and James (Nancy) and sister, Kathleen. 

Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Road.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 5750 North High Street.  Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  Donations may be made to St. Vincent Haven Men’s Homeless Shelter, 115 Wilson Street, Newark, Ohio 43055,  www.svdphaven.org.  

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Murray Emerson Conerby, Jr., OHS 1957
Jul 15, 1939 - May 8, 2021

Murray Emerson Conerby Jr., 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 in the comfort of his own home. Murray was born July 15, 1939, in Oakmont, PA to Murray Conerby Sr. and Mary Beckwith. Murray was a graduate of Oakmont High School in 1957. Upon graduation Murray enlisted for 5 years with the United States Navy where he was a crew member of the USS Torsk (SS-423) Submarine. 

After his honorable discharge he would later graduate from Kent State University with a Bachelor's Degree in business administration. After graduation Murray would marry the love of his life, Patricia (Pat) Conerby in 1966 that would lead to 50 years of celebrated marriage together. As the son of a steelworker Murray followed in his father's steps and worked with US Steel Corporation for 20 years as a steel distributor. He would go on to start and manage his own successful Steel Company based in Dublin, Oh, Dublin Metal Corp. Murray and Pat moved to Sarasota, Fl to live out their retirement years.

Murray was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Leader, Golfer, Hunter, Fisherman, Boater, Aviator, Republican, Food Lover and a Friend to many. His character was always one of integrity and he was respected based on his actions. He loved and honored the relationships that he built over his lifetime. He loved his country and what the United States flag stands for. 

Murray had to endure the loss of two of his sons (Lee; Murray) but still remained a stable rock in the family that could be depended upon. We love you Dad and will always think of you and you will never be forgotten. Murray will be remembered by his son Chris, daughter-in-law Michelle and four grandchildren (Cassidy, Christopher, Sam, Alex) and his large circle of friends.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Murray to:
The Humane Society of Sarasota County, 2331 15th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting https://www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
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Ernest Paul (Ernie) Ovamio OHS 1957

After a long-fought illness, Ernie Ovamio passed away on May 18, 2021. Ernie was a lifelong resident of Oakmont, PA until 2019, when he moved to Daytona Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Thelma and his sister Rose. His family was his universe, and he is survived by loving wife of 61 years, Carol (Morrison), his daughter Lisa Pyron (Chip) and Son Ernest, Jr. (Pam), adopted daughter Gisella (Klaus), his grandchildren, Leah Conroy (Paul), Jack Pyron (Brittany), Beau Ovamio and Jovan Heusser, as well as 2 twin angels due in August. He is also survived by nieces, Marcy, Michelle, Jennifer, Lauren, Paula, who all adored him. Ernie was a devoted member of the Oakmont Volunteer Fire Department for almost 50 years. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and an avid card player. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Oakmont Volunteer Fire Department in Ernie's memory at 418 Virginia Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139

 

 

 

Elizabeth Ann "Betty Ann"  (Schrode) Bardes OHS 1953
October 30, 1935 ~ April 9, 2021 (age 85)

Age 85, of Oakmont, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 9, 2021. Beloved wife of the late George H. Bardes; loving mother of Lisa (Rick) Eichenlaub, Rebecca (Edward) Crousey, and George (Joanne) Bardes; grandmother of Hannah Crousey, Jack Crousey, and Shannon (Jeffrey) Huntington; great-grandmother of Lauren and Sarah Huntington; sister-in-law of Jo Ellen Schrode. In addition to her husband Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her long-time companion Andrew Powers and her brother William Schrode who passed away on the same day as Elizabeth. Elizabeth was a graduate and Sharpshooter of Oakmont High School, class of 1953. She enjoyed hunting, salmon fishing, the Outer Banks, and her home on the river. She was happiest when surrounded by her family. A service will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., in Verona Cemetery, Oakmont. Arrangements are entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. 

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FUNERAL SERVICE
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
11:30 AM
Verona Cemetery
1100 Pennsylvania Ave.
Oakmont, PA 15139

 

 

 

Christine M. Vilsack OHS 1968

Christine M. Vilsack, 71 of Oakmont passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021. Beloved Daughter of the late Carl G. and Margaret E. (Herman) Vilsack. Dear Sister of the late Gregory L.Vilsack. 

Chris is survived by her first cousins, Bill (Barbara) Henninger, Mary Alice Price, Mary Kimmel Blackmar, Lisa A. Jackson, Thomas J. (Christine) Vilsack and many other loving nieces, nephews and relatives.

Christine was born in Pittsburgh and attended Oakmont High School and Edinboro University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Education. She pursued her passion for teaching throughout her adult life in the Riverview and Penn Hills School Districts. 

Christine will be remembered for her unselfish compassion and kindness to others, her wonderful sense of humor, and leaves behind a legacy of courage and love. The level of support she received from her close friends simply can’t be measured. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church), Oakmont. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. 

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to The K.C. Henninger Sokol Foundation, P.O. Box 17299, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 which supports Multiple Myeloma research. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont.

 

 

Charles P. "Chuck" Catullo OHS 1951

Charles P. "Chuck" Catullo, 86, a longtime resident of Oakmont passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021.  Husband of the late Karen A. Catullo who preceded him in death on January 8, 2020.  Father of Michael (Brooke) Catullo, Matt (Rachel) Catullo, and Mark Catullo.  Grandfather of Christian Tamburro, Benjamin, Rylee, Parker, and Charlie Catullo.  Brother of the late Emid "Mim" Catullo and Theodore "Junie" Catullo.

Brother-in-law of Rose Catullo.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Chuck was the golf pro at the former Oakmont East Golf Course in the 1970's and 1980's.  He was instrumental in the formation of the Jr. Golf League which influenced many generations of young golfers to find their love of the game.

Service and interment will be private for the family in the Verona Cemetery, Oakmont.  Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Oakmont Boulevard Project, c/o Oakmont Borough Building, 767 5th St. Oakmont, PA  15139.  

Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont. 

 

 

Brenda Lee (Charlesworth) Coy, OHS 1966

October 19, 1948 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 72)

Brenda Lee Coy, 72 of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Huntingdon went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday afternoon December 9, 2020 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown.

She was born October 19, 1948 in Wilkinsburg a daughter of the late Arthur, Jr. and Sarah Genevieve (Kelly) Charlesworth. She married Duane Jackson Coy on April 19, 1975 at Manor Hill United Methodist Church, Huntingdon by the Rev. William Kauffman.

Surviving are her husband, Pastor Duane J. Coy; a daughter, Kelly S. Coy (Robert Nalley) and Brielle and Joshua Nalley of Huntingdon; a brother, William R. Charlesworth (Donna) of Verona; a niece, Denise Arndt (John Walsh) of Penn Hills; two nephews, William R. Charlesworth, Jr. (Elaine) of Penn Hills and James Arthur Charlesworth, Jr. of Pittsburgh; two great nephews, Travis Arndt and Evan Charlesworth, and a great niece, Brandi Charlesworth.

Brenda was preceded in death by a brother, James Arthur Charlesworth, Sr.

Mrs. Coy was a member of Wesley Chapel of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon.

She was a 1966 graduate of Oakmont High School and a graduate of Forbes Road Technical School.

She retired as a call center representative from First National Bank of Pennsylvania following 26 years’ service. She had previously been employed in international sales by ELCO-Huntingdon and previously to that time, was employed in the corporate office at GNC-Pittsburgh.

Brenda enjoyed crafts, sewing, crocheting and baking. She was a former officer of the Stone Creek Volunteer Fire Company and formerly served as  treasurer of the Shavers Creek Grange.

At Brenda’s request, there will be no viewing. A private graveside service will be held at Donation Cemetery, Huntingdon.                     

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to Greenwood United Methodist Church, “Endowment Fund”, 1505 East Walton Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 or Valley View Haven, “Memorial Fund”, 4702 East Main Street, Belleville, PA 17004.

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Carl W. Gomes II OHS 1968

On Monday, March 15, 2021, Carl Wilbert Gomes II, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 70.

Carl II was born Dec. 29, 1950 in Springfield, Illinois, to Lois Ruth and Carl Wilbert Gomes. Carl, an Eagle Boy Scout and former enlistee of the Air National Guard during the Vietnam era, was a graduate of Oakmont High School, Oakmont, PA and earned a BS in Biology from Hope College, a BS and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Carl was a soft-spoken man that always seemed to have a smile on his face. One cousin, Lynn Cowen, says “I’ll always remember his laugh, I can hear it now.” Carl was a devoted Christian and loved his time at church and with fellow parishioners. He enjoyed photography, camping and car races, NASA First robotics, and other community activities. He was active in Civil Air Patrol while his son, Matt, was growing up.

Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Lois, father, Carl I, and his sister, Sheri Jean. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Lowe and their son, Ryan Gomes, and by his former wife, Ann Marie (Trozzi) Gomes, and their three children, Kevin Gomes, Becky McBride and Matt Gomes, a granddaughter, Rose McBride and his brother, David Gomes. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 at North River Church, 5525 Fort Hamer Road, Parrish, FL at 2:00 PM EDT. The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the North River Church. The website link is: https://www.gonorthriver.org/give

Carl had previously expressed his wish to be interred with his mother and father. Carl will be laid to rest at Wayside United Methodist Church in Ocean Township, New Jersey and a small graveside service will be held at a later date.

 

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Frank S. Sokol Jr. OHS 1958
1941 - 2021

Frank S. Sokol Jr., 80, of Lower Burrell, died Friday, March 5, 2021, in UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 25, 1941, in Oakmont, and has been a resident of Lower Burrell for the past 52 years. Mr. Sokol was an exceptional golfer, achieving Pennsylvania state runner up his senior year of Oakmont High School, Oakmont, PA. 

He then went on to golf for Gannon University. He enjoyed golf throughout his life, especially enjoying golfing at Oakmont Country Club. He also enjoyed horseracing, traveling to Las Vegas and spending time with his family. He worked as a banker for Mellon Bank in Lower Burrell for 32 years. He is survived by his two sons, Eric (Amy) Sokol and Frank Sokol, both of Lower Burrell, grandchildren, Cassandra and D. Eric (Jessica) Sokol Jr., great-granddaughter, Ava Sokol, brother, Jim Sokol, of Plum Borough, and two sisters, Rose Kun, of Harmarville, and Bertha Shearer, of Oakmont. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sondra M. Podolski Sokol, and sister, Margaret Bostjancic. Private funeral services and burial in Verona Cemetery are by THE RUSIEWICZ FAMILY OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS, Arnold & Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com. The family requests no flowers or gifts.

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Mar. 9, 2021.

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Lawrence “Larry” Prescott Shepard  OHS 1953

Lawrence “Larry” Prescott Shepard of Penn Hills, passed away at the age of 85, on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021. Beloved Husband for 62 years of Karleen (Schneider) Shepard. Loving Father of Lawrence A. Shepard and Cynthia (William) Krut. Grandfather of William (Emily) Krut, Michael Krut, and Jessica Krut. Great-Grandfather of William and Oliver Krut. Brother of Diane (Fredrick) Dickinson and the late James (surviving spouse, Karen) Shepard. He also loved his dog Joshua. 

A gifted and natural salesperson, Larry spent most of his career selling tobacco. Not only did he possess a lifelong passion for the game of Golf, but he enjoyed successes too. He twice caddied for Sam Sneed at the US Open, he had a hole-in-one at Oakmont East in 1987, and won 6th Place in the National Caddy Golf Tournament in 1953. Larry was also an Elks member and served in the U.S. Navy. 

When facing cancer, he displayed tremendous gratitude towards God for his life and his blessings – especially his beloved wife and family. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 6-8 P.M. and the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA. Masks and social distancing are required and no more than 25 people may be in the funeral home at a time. The funeral service is at St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 10:30 A.M.  on Saturday, February 20, 2021, EVERYONE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in the Verona Cemetery, Oakmont. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Thomas Episcopal Church: 378 Delaware Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139.

 

 

Charles 'Chuck' Pazman OHS 1955

Charles George Pazman, 83, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, (formerly from Plum, raised in Oakmont) peacefully passed at home with his family by his side on Friday, February 5th, 2021. Chuck loved his wife Angela of 62 years and was a proud father to Chuck Pazman (Cheryl), John Pazman, and Julie Wright (Douglas). He was a devoted Pap to Michelle Bowman (Candice), Alyssa Andreoli (Francesco), Abbigail, Jacob, Allison, Noah, Macey, Mitchell, Eli, and Evan Wright and great-grandfather to Hayden Wright. 

He was the full tuition recipient of a four-year Caddie Scholarship given by the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association (Oakmont Country Club) and graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1960 with a dual major in Music and Education. Chuck was a dedicated elementary music teacher for Franklin Regional for 30 years and introduced over 1,500 students to instrumental music. He also was a coach for the high school golf team for over 20 years. Throughout his life, he instilled his love for music and golf in his children and grandchildren. He spent his retirement enjoying many cruises and repairing and refurbishing musical instruments. He took pride in being choir director and singing for Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park. 

Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be remembered for his patience, hard work, and quirky jokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Katherine (Martinec) Pazman, his sister Freida Grgurich, and son John Pazman. He is survived by his brother William Pazman (Jean), a niece, and several nephews. Friends and relatives will be received on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10:30 a.m. Holy Family Parish ( Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, Plum). Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Education Through Music to change education and create equity for thousands of students. A check or money order can be made payable to “Education Through Music” to: Education Through Music, Inc. 122 E. 42nd St., Suite 1501 New York, NY 10168

 

Don 'Herky' Boulton OHS & KISKI PREP

Donald E. "Pappy" Boulton, 85, of Springdale met his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 29, 2021 in the VA Hospital, Oakland. Born on February 2, 1935 in Oakmont, he was a son of the late John and Bertha (Margus) Boulton. Beloved Husband for 30 years of Joan (Murray) Boulton. Loving Father of Kathy D. (Scott) Barlup of Camp Hill, PA, Lynda (Perry) Davis of New Kensington, Frank (Carol) Sicilia of New Kensington and the late Donald Boulton. Father-in-Law of Terri Boulton and the late Oliver Vickers, Sr. Grandfather of Oliver (Nikala) Vickers, Jr., Joan (Michael) Kranik, Sarah (Zack) Lindey, Kristen (Brendan) Scioscia, Julia Sicilia, Zachary Boulton, Jared Barlup, Brogan Barlup, Nikki MacZura, Julie (Bryan) Marquis, and Mandi (Josh) Swetof. Great-Grandfather of 13. Godfather of Sean (Serena) Burroughs. Brother of the late Sally Johnson and John "Jack" Boulton. Brother-in-law of Leo (Karen) Murray, Dotti (Bob) Canobbio, and Rick (Dee) Murray. Pappy is also survived by his Rotarian Daughter, Armyn Gazdar, and was preceded in death by his lifelong friend, Chuck (surviving spouse, Dee) Wagner. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Don attended Kiski Prep High School, University of Louisville, and Slippery Rock where he played football and got his nickname, "Pappy," and a scholarship fund was named after him in 2019. He was an Air Force Veteran, serving during Korea, and coached football and taught Physical Education at East Deer Frazer/West Deer, now Deer Lakes High School, later retiring from Springale High School. Pappy was a motivational coach of the year for the Big 33 and was instrumental in the initiating the Varsity Volleyball and Track and Field at East Deer and West Deer. He was associated with the Gideon Society,a member of Verona Masons Lodge 548, where he was a 32nd Degree Mason, held a Master equivalency degree, a member of Springdale American Legion Post 764, and was inducted into the Alle Kiski Hall of Fame in 2017. He will forever be remembered as a mentor to many young men in shaping their young lives.

Friends and relatives will be received on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 2-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Funeral Service will be private for the family with Rev. Marsha Adams of Calvary Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell with Military Honors by Springdale Veterans Association. If desired, please consider a donation in Pappy's name to a charity of one's choice. An outdoor celebration of life will be held at a later date.Live Stream on Friday Can be viewed via: https://holyfamilypgh.org/weddings-funerals-covid-19

 

 

Patti Jo (Vollbrecht) Dehus OHS 1961
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Patricia Joan Dehus of New Kensington, Pennsylvania (formerly of Oakmont, PA), who passed away on February 4, 2021, at the age of 77.  She was preceded in death by her parents Bernard "Bud " Vollbrect, and Jane Vollbrecht. Survived by her adult children, Kenneth William, Kelly Keith and Kerry Lynn. 

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Ralph A.Moser, Jr. OHS 1952

Ralph A. Moser, Jr., 87 of Oakmont passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at his home. Beloved Husband of the late Janet K. Moser. Loving Father of Robert (Susie) Moser, Sheryll (Timothy) O'Malley, Susan Herb, Michael Moser, David Moser, Lisa Boyd, and Paul Moser. Grandfather of 20, Great-Grandfather of Many, and Great-Great-Grandfather of 6. Brother of Beatrice (the late Beaber) Gauger and the late George Robert Moser. Ralph was a longtime member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church where he was a former sacristan. He worked for Edgewater Steel as an inspector for 40 years. Friends and relatives will be received on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Blessing service will be private for the family. Private Interment will be in Allegheny Cemetery next to his wife, Janet. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakmont Historical Society, 628 Allegheny River Boulevard, Oakmont, PA 15139.

 

 

 

 

Lorraine E. (Berg) Holden OHS 1948

Lorraine E. (Lori) Holden, 89, of Concordia Haven II, Cabot, PA formerly of Oakmont, PA was called home into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday, January 11, 2021. Born January 12, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Charles and Edith Berg. Lori was the loving wife of the late Richard (Dick) Holden and cherished mother of Gail (Tim) Lacey of Elizabeth and Beth (Charlie) Buttgereit of Oakmont. Beloved grandmother of Beth (Todd) Longreen of Westminster, MD, Tim (Janelle) Lacey of Cincinnati, OH, Mike (Annette) Lacey of Hudson, OH, Becky (Matt) Bloss of Plum, PA and Charlie (Eliza) Buttgereit of Shadyside, PA. Lori is also survived by her devoted sister, Betty Berg of Cabot, PA and seven great-grandchildren who all loved her dearly. Lori was most recently a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Cabot, PA and was a longtime member at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Oakmont, PA and Sylvan Canoe Club. Lori and Dick enjoyed many years travelling the U.S. in their VW camper, square dancing and enjoying their family. Her family and friends will miss her famous Christmas cut out cookies. Lori’s family is grateful to have had her in their lives as long we did and could not have asked for a more wonderful, loving and kind mother. The family would like to convey the highest praise and gratitude to the staff at Concordia for their excellent care that they provided to Lori. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the local food bank of your choice or to Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. Funeral service and burial at The Verona Cemetery will be private for the family. Arrangements are entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICE INC., OAKMONT.

 

 

 

Judith Allen Eves OHS 1956

Judith Allen Eves April 18, 1938 – February 2, 2021 Judith was born in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Paul Franklin and Helen Streeter Eves. She was a graduate of Oakmont High School, Dickinson College in Carlisle, and the University of Pittsburgh. For several years she was a research librarian for the Pennsylvania Economy League. Judith is survived by her sister, The Rev. Dr. Helen Lewis of Hillsboro, OR and her nephews Jonathan E. Nissley and Robert W. Nissley also of Oregon. Interment will take place at the Verona Cemetery in Oakmont. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont.

 

 

Judith Smith Prager OHS 1961

Judith L. Prager, 77, of Butler, passed away on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at the Grove at Harmony.
Born Aug. 16, 1943, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of John Smith and Lyda Baumgartel Smith.
Judy had worked as a director of recreation for St. Barnabas and Harmar Village.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sarver.
Judy enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafts.
Surviving are her husband, James H. Prager Sr.; her son, James H. Prager Jr. of Butler; and one sister, Joyce Anderson of Dorseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends of Judith L. Prager, who died Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home, 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robin Swinsburg officiating.Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens in Dorseyville.
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Published in Butler Eagle on Dec. 22, 2020.

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Joanne Gasparich Pica OHS 1960

Joanne A. Pica, 78 of Verona passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020, after a very long and courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of the late John and Matilda "Tilly" (Kaus) Gasparich. Beloved Wife for 51 years of Robert Pica.  Loving Mother of Holly Pica and Rob (Richelle) Pica. Grandmother of Colton and Aiden Pica.  Beloved Twin Sister of Diane (Jack) Singer, Peter (Stephanie) Gasparich, Steve "Butch" (Deborah) Gasparich and the late Mark Gasparich. A dear Aunt to her nieces and nephews!   

Whether it was working as a young girl at the former family store, Gasparich's Market in Oakmont and eventually retiring from Mine Safety Appliance, Joanne always took pride in the professional positions she held. But what she took pride in the most was being a mom. She was the first to sign up as a room parent at her children’s school, always did the baking for school events and was right there to cheer on her kids in any sports which they participated. They were her number one priority! 

She lived her life with a strong faith in God, always believing that he will get you through difficult times, all you have to do is pray. Joanne or “Go-Go” (as her family called her) had a lot of energy and a creative side with her love of ceramics, knitting, cooking or tearing up the dance floor with her twin on a weekly dance show in Pittsburgh. She even won the Tri-State Dance contest in High School. She took after her parents who loved to dance. Joanne would be the first one on the dance floor to polka with her husband, son, brother or father. What made her the happiest was just spending time with her family and friends. Every day after work there would be “happy hour” at her mother Tilly’s house. She would spend the evening having a cocktail with her mother, sister and brothers. This was something she never missed. She loved to be with her family. 

She was a remarkable person who always had a smile for everyone. Her warmth and kindness will be greatly missed. Friends and relatives will be received on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave.Oakmont.  Masks and social distancing required, no more than 10 people in the funeral home at a time.  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 11 a.m. Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church). Interment will follow in the Verona Cemetery, Oakmont

 

 

 

Gretchen Straub OHS 1964

Age 74, of Oakmont, on Sunday, January 17, 2021, Ms. Straub was the beloved daughter of the late Charles and Germaine Trost Straub; sister of Carl Straub (Jamie), Mike Straub (Debra); also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Services and Interment were Private. Arrangements made by PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gretchen A. Straub, please visit our floral store. https://www.permanfuneralhome.com/obituary/Gretchen-Straub/sympathy

 

 

Nancy Reed Chatfield (96) OHS 1942

Monday November 30, 2020

Nancy Jane Reed Chatfield, and her "four Kids", Sam, Hank, Lucy and Lottie, journeyed to Heaven on Nov. 30, 2020. The daughter of Robert Bruce Reed, Jr. and Ruth Seaman Reed, was raised in Oakmont, Pa., and graduated high school in 1942. She attended Allegheny College graduating in 1946. While there, she joined Alpha Xi Delta National Sorority.

She was predeceased by her parents, brothers William and Robert S. Reed and husbands John D. Goodman in 1997 and George L. Chatfield in 2014. Surviving are nephews Robert W. Reed of DuBois, Pa., and Charles B. Reed of Bentonville, Ariz., and niece Carrie S. Corbett (Gary) of Catasauqua, Pa.

Retiring after 28 years from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1989, she and Jack moved to Harbor Lights in Venice, Fla. She and George moved to Village on the Isle from Venice Gardens in 2009. Burial will take place in the Verona Cemetery located in Oakmont, Pennsylvania this spring.

 

 

 

Anthony J. Mastrocesare OHS 1965

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Anthony J. "Tony" Mastrocesare, Jr., 73 of Penn Hills passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at his home. Born in Pittsburgh on December 13, 1946, he was a son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Morzilli) Mastrocesare, Sr. Beloved Husband of the late Jackie (McKay) Mastrocesare. Dear Brother of Henry (Mary) Mastrocesare, Mary Jo (Jerry) Kenna, Sr., and the late Jimmy and Albert Mastrocesare. 

Tony was a member of Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church and retired from Cleveland Brothers (Beckwith Machines). He loved to work with tools and build race cars. Tony served in the Vietnam War while stationed at Tahkli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. He was a crew chief on a EB-66 Bomber assigned to the 41st electronic warfare squadron from 1967-1968. Tony received the vietnam service medal, the National Defense Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Air Force good Conduct Medal. After his over seas duty was fulfilled, he was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base until his Discharge as a staff sergeant. 

Friends and relatives will be received on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 2-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 14, 2020, 12 Noon Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church) Interment will follow in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township, next to his wife. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 600 River Ave. Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

 

 

 

Alfred C. Fabian (95)

November 29, 2020

A life-long resident of Oakmont and OHS 1943 alumnus, Albert C. Fabian passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the Southwestern Veteran’s Facility in Pittsburgh.  Son of the late Joseph and Virginia (Romeo) Fabian.  All belonged to the Greatest Generation serving in the United States Army in World War II in Germany and France.  He was employed for 40 years at Edgewater Steel in Oakmont.  Al is survived by his wife of 73 years, Louise Fabian and two daughters, Barbara (Ted) Kamzalow and Susan (Tom) Walton.  Beloved Pap of Jennifer Ketner, Lori (Justin) Caranfa, Gina Herrington, Steven Lisowski, Travis Walton, and Jessica Walton.  Also Beloved Great-Pap to Brody and Devin Ketner and Roman and Adriana Caranfa.  In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.  

He loved to work in his garden, looked forward to the holidays, and could fix anything!  He was a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church (Holy Family Parish) and a former member of the Oakmont Lions Club.  Many thanks to the staff at Southwestern Veteran’s Home for their care and understanding.  Friends and relatives will be received on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont.  Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Blessing Service Thursday, December 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.  Interment will follow in The Verona Cemetery.  

 

 

 

Juanita (Kratsa) Karabetsos.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

An  OHS 1957alumnus, Juanita,81, of Verona passed away on Saturday, N0ovember 21, 2020. Beloved Wife of the late Constantine Karabetsos. Loving Mother of Lee (Joyce) Karabetsos, Elaine (Craig) Porovne, and Mary Anne (Scott) Laskowitz. Grandmother of Eric (Holly) Karabetsos, Nikolas Porovne, Emily Laskowitz, Frank Porovne, Robert Laskowitz, and Dominic Porovne. 

Viewing and funeral service in the Holy Dormition of the Theotokos Church, Oakmont will be private for the family. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the church.

 

 

Dorothy Riddile Moss

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Age 92, a resident of Longwood at Oakmont since 1993, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Wife of the late Melvin Lane Moss; mother of Betsey Moss Sesler (Richard) of Charlotte NC;  and their late infant daughter Dana;  grandmother of Brent Sesler;  daughter of the late Harry C. Riddile and Florence Markert Riddile, of Oakmont. 

Dorothy was a graduate of Oakmont High School, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the Katharine Gibbs School, New York. 

There will be no visitation. A private service and interment will be held in the Verona-Oakmont Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. Donations may be made in memory of Dorothy to Camp Blue Skies Foundation through their website at www.campblueskies.org.  The foundation provides camps for adults with developmental disabilities, and was founded by her son-in-law, Dick, and inspired by her grandson, Brent.

 

 

Cecil J. Tranquill
Sunday, November 01, 2020

Cecil Joseph Tranquill, School Superintendent and Human Resources Director. Dr. Cecil J. Tranquill, previously from Indiana Twp, combined the two careers of education (Pre-school to Grad School) and human resources.  For 27+ years he was a teacher, counselor, principal and Superintendent and for 17 years a human resources Director. He passed away at the age of 88 in Fredericksburg, Va. on October 29, 2020.  Originally from Avella, Pa. and always proudly stated he was a coal miner’s son.  

He graduated from IUP in Business Education, and received his M. Ed. and D. Ed. (After 10 years of night school) from University of Pgh. where he also did post Doctoral work. After 2 years in the Army, most of which as an Army Officer in Korea, he was a teacher, counselor, sponsor of many activities in Oakmont; principal at Fox Chapel, Superintendent of Riverview and Superintendent of Shaler.  For 17 years he was the HR. Director at Burt Hill Architects. 

He also served briefly as the Dean of Students at Robert Morris and after Burt Hill was a judge for the Teacher Excellence Program.  He also taught for School Finance night school for the University of Dayton. According to his wife, Shirley also a teacher and co-sponsor of the popular Community Center for 8 years in Oakmont his passion was young people, teaching and learning. In addition to teaching he also held many offices in education and business’.  He served, as President of the Tri-state School Study Council at Pitt, was an annual chairman of the Middle States Association of Secondary School as well as belonging to many educational organizations such as the American Association of School Administrators. In the community, he was an active member of FCPC for 58 years as an Elder, Deacon and Chairman of many committees particularly Pre School, Building and Grounds and Ushers.  

He proudly served the Indiana Twp Planning Commission for 34 years most of which was as chairman.  In business, he was the co-founder of Leadership Butler, a member of the Society of HR, a member of the PA Speakers Association, a professional affiliate of AIA (American Institute of Architects) for over 21 years an active member of the American Wine Society. 

He is survived by his son, Ron of Fredericksburg, VA  (Vanessa) and two grandchildren; Leandra of VA Beach, VA and Karrah of Fredericksburg, VA.  He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley (2017) after 62 years of marriage and his daughter Kathy (2018) A private Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made to the FCPC Pre-school program. Arr. By Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. Glenshaw.

 

 


Henry "Hank" James Santicola OHS 1955
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
December 20, 1937 - September 28, 2020

Henry “Hank” James Santicola, 82, beloved husband, father, and grandfather died peacefully in his home in Cape May Court House, NJ on September 28, 2020 with family by his side. He was born to the late Marius G. and Agnus Rantucci Santicola of Oakmont PA, where he went on to be a standout on the Oakmont High School class of 1955 championship football team. After playing semi-pro football, he served as an Army medic at Fort Carson, CO before embarking on a 55-year career in the environmental remediation/restoration field. His work took him and his family to many locations where he was actively involved in each community. He settled his family in Medford Lakes, NJ where he spent years being involved in the towns annual canoe carnival and found joy in coaching many sports teams over the years. Hank also enjoyed spending summers with family and friends at the family beach house in Ship Bottom, NJ. His work then took him to Sour Lake, TX. He embraced being a "Texan" before moving to Slidell, LA where he was proud to have been designated as an "honorary cajun" by friends before retiring in Myrtle Beach, SC and Cape May Court House, NJ. He enjoyed volunteering throughout his life and was a proud member of the American Legion. A lifelong Catholic parishioner, he was most recently a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church in Cape May Court House. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Marius “Santy” and Francis “Butch”, daughter Andrea, and granddaughter Katherine. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Maryanne L. Santicola, brother Ronald (and Martha) Santicola of Hunter, NY, sister Judy (and Sonny) Leger of Oakmont, PA, son Colonel (retired) Henry “Jim” (and Susan) Santicola of Valdosta GA, daughter Noreen (and Eric) DiPadova of Cape May Court House, NJ, son Dr. Craig (and Dr. Leslie) Santicola of Winchester VA, and grandson Andrew DiPadova of Cape May Court House, as well as, many very special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass will be held in Our Lady of the Angels Church on Friday, October 2nd at 10:00 am with burial in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Hank requested you make a donation to a veterans’ charity of your choice.

 

 

 

Jean Jakovac Dapra OHS 1959

On Friday, August 21st 2020, Jean Jacqueline Dapra (Jeannie) passed peacefully, succumbing to a battle with a fast-spreading cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family who thank the staff of Middlesex Hospital Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Jeannie is pre-deceased by her father and mother, John J. and Ann Jakovac of Oakmont, PA. where she was born and raised.

Jeannie is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Richard, her son Jonathan; son Jason and wife Cynthia; and daughter Ann and husband Michael Baisley. Jeannie's four grandchildren will miss their Nana-Matthew Ryan Dapra, Natalie Anne Dapra, Perrin Elizabeth Baisley and Porter Vivian Baisley. Jeannie is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Wratcher; niece Marcia Wratcher; and nephews Robert Wratcher and Thomas Wratcher. Jeannie attended Oakmont High School and graduated from Presbyterian University Hospital, School of Nursing in Pittsburgh PA. Jeannie loved people which led her to a career in nursing, initially practicing at Eye and Ear Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh. She later was the Intake Coordinator for Hospice of Western Connecticut. Jeannie actively volunteered in the various communities where she lived, which included Chair of the Board of the Stanley Whitman Museum in Farmington, CT. as well as the head of volunteers for the Ridgefield Community Center. Jeannie loved life and the many people she befriended through the years. She loved words, not just as an avid reader, but she also wrote countless letters, poems and articles for family, friends and publications.

Jeannie was an award-winning author of the children's book, A Magical Journey to Nana-Tucket, a whimsical Christmas story of the power of grandmothers' love. A second book, A Magical Birthday Cake for You, will be posthumously published this Fall. Proceeds from the sales of her Christmas book go to Heroes in Transition (HIT), an organization supporting the transition of veterans to civilian life. HIT awarded Jeannie the Leading by Example Award for unrelenting and altruistic activities in support of our veterans. Jeannie was a patriot who was most proud to be married to a Marine Officer. She and Richard annually celebrated the Corps Birthday. Jeannie's most significant goal in life was to create a warm, loving family with strong bonds with and between her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She exceeded her goal and will be cherished by her family as the Nana who always said: "It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice." A private mass of Christian burial will be held at St Mary's of the Visitation in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to Heroes in Transition or The Sara Foundation are appreciated. https://www.heroesintransition.org/ http://sarahfoundation.org/

Published in Hartford Courant on Aug. 25, 2020.

 

Ruth Marie Singler Olson OHS 1954

OCTOBER 15, 1936 – JULY 14, 2020

Ruth Marie Olson, nee Singler, age 83 of Centerville, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Olson, Jr.; sons, Timothy and Michael (Jenny); grandson, Shane; and brother, Robert Singler, Jr. Ruth was employed as a registered nurse for 40 years before her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, counting cross stitch, playing bridge and traveling. She served on church councils and various committees, and was a member of Living Water Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Living Water Lutheran Church or the Cancer Society. Condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

No flowers please.

 

 
 
Joe Robert McAfee OHS 1959
 

Joe Robert McAfee Pittsford, New York: August 3, 2020 at age 78.

Joe was a deeply caring person who ended his almost 2-decade battle with Parkinson’s Disease this morning. He laughed and smiled the whole way through even on his final zoom call with his siblings. Joe was the eldest of four who grew up between Port Arthur, TX, and Pittsburgh, PA. He came from a long line of engineers and he carried on that legacy in several different oil companies and finally running a few different manufacturing companies. He received his bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, where he remained and earned a Masters of Mechanical Engineering as well as his Masters of Business Administration. Joe had so many interests that were about as far from engineering as one could get, mostly in part due to his wife, Nancy McAfee who helped curate the right side of his brain. He adored traveling the world, attending movie festivals – where they would spend day and night in movie theaters for over a week, and attending Jazz Festivals – most notably the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Joe will be greatly missed by many. He is survived by his loving wife, who cared for him for a long time through his battle, Nancy McAfee of 55 years. Their 56th wedding anniversary would have been celebrated in just a few weeks on August 22. He also leaves behind son, Chris (Deborah), grandsons Jasper and Ansel, son, Keith (Sara), granddaughter Elizabeth, grandson Sam, and daughter Betsy (Keith) Wilson, and grandson, Garrett Wilson, as well as granddaughters Piper Wilson, Skylar Wilson and Morgan Wilson. Due to these unusual times, we are in the process of planning a memorial service for family only. In lieu of any flowers or gifts, we ask that you consider honoring Joe’s memory with a contribution to the Parkinson’s Foundation. You may make a tribute gift in his honor. Nothing would make him happier than knowing that others might never have to go through this horrible disease. Donate to Parkinson's Foundation Here

 

Heckman, Judith A. "Judy" (Carney), OHS '1964

Judith A. "Judy" (Carney) Heckman, 74 of Verona passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Beloved Wife of the late Raymond D. Heckman. Twin sister of JoAnne (Jim) Nabozny, Sister of Patricia (Walter) Rauch, and the late Jack and Robert Carney. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives will be received during a memorial visitation on Thursday evening, July 9, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Allegheny County Mandates Masks and social distancing are required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Services and interment will be private for the family.

 

 

Caroline Seely OHS 1960

Age 77, of Oakmont, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, February 16, 2020. She is survived by her beloved cousin and best friend Robin (the late Doug) Newton; cousins Diane Seely Yohe, and Eric Seely; her canine companion Little Orphan Annie; and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert (Jane) Seely; her sister Janet Seely; and her uncle and aunt, “Spike” and “Dee” Crawford. Caroline was an animal lover, a Pittsburgh sports fan, an avid golfer, and 4 time club champion at Oakmont Country Club. Caroline was a true “Oakmonter” and a pillar of the Fairways community. She was a past president of the condo council and worked tirelessly to enhance the neighborhood. Services are private and have been entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Caroline’s name to the Humane Animal Rescue (North), through their website at humaneanimalrescue.org. English Funeral Home Caroline Seely

 
 

Meehan, Jean M. (Bienko) OHS '61

Age 76, of Oakmont, on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Edward D. Meehan; loving mother of Heather (Joe) Fields of Plum, Timothy (Mendi) Meehan of TX, Terrance (Kari) Meehan of Allentown, and Megan (Chad) Thimons of SC; dear grandmother of Hunter and Zach Fields, Hannah, Sarah, and Emma Meehan, Luke and Kurt Meehan, and Tyler Thimons; sister of Joe (Mary) Bienko. Jean was an elementary teacher and taught 2nd grade at St. Joseph’s School in Verona, for 36 years. She enjoyed shopping, reading, trips to the beach, and especially her “sweet days”. Friends will be received Sunday, February 9, 2020, from 3-6 p.m., at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 10 a.m., in St. Joseph Parish, Verona.

 

 

Kumar, Velma P. (Uvodich) OHS 1946

Velma P. Kumar 91, 0f Oakmont died Friday December 13, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph P “Bud” Kumar of 68 years. Devoted Mother of Charlene C. (Joe) Jezik, Lenny J. Kumar, Larry ( Barb) Kumar and Jay (Charlene) Kumar. 12 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.Sister of Gloria Colucci, Eugene “Sonny” Uvodich, and William Uvodich. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a granddaughter Christine Jezik and her Sister, Alfe Reid. Velma was a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont. She will be remembered as a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother. Velma was always willing to help others and was very active with her many friends in the CFU. Friends and relatives will be received at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave Oakmont Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 11AM until parting prayers at 11:45 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon at St. Irenaeus Church. Entombment will follow in The Verona Cemetery Oakmont. Family suggests memorials to Riveview Community Action Center, 501 2nd Street, Oakmont PA 15139 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105

 

 

 

Daniel O’Neill Houston OHS 1963

Daniel O’Neill Houston, 74 of Monroeville (formerly of Oakmont) passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Son of Mary (O’Neill) Houston and the late Daniel Houston. Beloved Husband for 32 years of Alicia (Roundy) Houston. Father of Lisa Houston, Danny (Nancy) Houston, Amy Houston, Donald Shook, Vanessa Lee, and Camden Lee. Dear Brother of JoAnn (Ron) Orbin, Fred (Jillian) Houston, Kathy (Tim) Previni, and the late William Houston. Grandfather of 7 and Great-Grandfather of 6.

Dan was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he previously served as Bishop of the 3rd Ward of the Church. He proudly served our country during Vietnam in the Air Force. Dan retired with 35 years of service with the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a safety inspector. Friends and relatives will be received on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 2-6 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Additional visitation will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. until time of 10 a.m. funeral service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 710 New Texas Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH.

 

 

 

Susan Aikenhead Betz OHS 1960

Susan Marie (Aikenhead) Betz, age 76, lost her several year battle with serious health issues on December 5, 2019, in her adopted hometown of Billings Montana.  She was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania February 1, 1943, to Robert and Marie Aikenhead. She spent short childhood periods in Kalamazoo Michigan and Salem Ohio, before settling with her parents and younger brother Dave in Oakmont Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where she attended high school and was active in chorus and played the flute in the marching and orchestral bands. 

Susan was a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport Pennsylvania, with a Masters Degree from Michigan State University. She served as a teacher and guidance counselor in the American Schools of the US Army bases in Frankfurt Germany and Vicenza Italy. She met and married Fred Betz who was a Captain in the Army in Vicenza Italy on August 2, 1973. Their daughter Stephanie was born in Italy in 1978. 

Susan will be remembered for her beautiful, professionally-trained soprano singing voice, and enjoyed performing with her First Congregational Church choir and with the Billings Symphony Chorale for 35 years. Susan was an important part of the church hospitality.  She welcomed the homeless in a way few did.   She spent many years with Federally-funded STEP (Support and Techniques for Empowering People) as their intake coordinator, providing community-based services for at-risk children and adults with disabilities.

Susan was also a Master Gardener, did volunteer gardening work at First Congregational Church & especially at Zoo Montana.  Susan is survived by her loving husband Fred of Billings, daughter Stephanie and grandson Xander of Phoenix & grandson Angelo of Billings, and her brother David Aikenhead of Pacific Palisades, California. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Billings Symphony Chorale or Zoo Montana. A celebration of life memorial service is being planned for late January or early February 2020.

 

 

 

 

Larry Altimus OHS '57

Lawrence (Larry) Scott Altimus, 81, of  Latrobe, PA, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Oak Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1938, in Johnstown, a son of the late Walter and Mildred (Rodkey) Altimus. Prior to retirement, Larry was a health and physical education teacher for the Greater Latrobe School District. He served as Latrobe High School's first swim coach and was one of the coaches of the 1968 WPIAL Championship football team. He was a member of Latrobe Presbyterian Church in Latrobe and loved to dance. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Altimus. He is survived by two sons, Scott Altimus (Cassie), of Cranberry Township, and Drew Altimus (Erika), of Antwerp, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Amanda, Cort, Mia, Keaton and Carson.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the funeral home chapel, with his pastor, the Rev. Ronald Durika, officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Latrobe Presbyterian Church, 428 Main St., Latrobe, PA 15650. To post an online condolence, please visit www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Dec. 8, 2019

 

 

Thomas P. Rowe OHS 1963

April 17, 1945 ~ November 29, 2019 Age 74, of Plum Boro, on Friday, November 29, 2019.  Beloved husband of 43 years to Stella Rowe.  Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Bert and Margaret Rowe, brother Bert Rowe, and sister Carolyn Woodrow.  Thomas was employed for over 20 years by Eaton Motors and will be missed by all who knew him.  Services are private and have been entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, Pa, 15139. 
A service summary is not available

 

Wendell Carl Bergmark OHS 1955
 
 
Wendell Carl Bergmark, age 83, of Seaford, Delaware passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was born on June 28, 1936 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Carl and Josephine Gaghan Bergmark.
Mr. Bergmark proudly served in the United States Navy. He attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh. He made his career as an industrial artist working for the Westinghouse Electric Corporartion for 26 years in the Electro Mechanical Division located in Cheswick, PA. He was awarded a Patent for his work improving the design of the U.S. Navy's Seawolf Submarine propeller.
Mr. Bergmark is survived by his loving wife, Katherine (Sleppy) Bergmark of Seaford, DE; three daughters: Jennifer Parks and her husband Erik of Seaford, DE, and Deborra Peelor and her husband Brent of Pittsburgh, PA, and Caroline Bergmark and her wife Francine Wargo of Alexandria, VA; six grandchildren: Kirsten Parks, Nathaniel Parks, Benjamin Parks, Morgan Peelor, Shannon Peelor, and Corey Wargo Bergmark; three sisters: Nancy Conner and her husband Milton of Detroit, MI, Dorothy Wise of Indianola, PA, and Joan Brown of Myrtle Beach, MD; sister and brother in law, Joan and Graham Murray and family; sister in law, Elizabeth Sleppy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Quality Inn in Georgetown, DE on November 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM.
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Dr. David W. Schall, M.D. OHS 1961

BRUNSWICK, ME - David W. Schall, M.D. died on July 26, 2019 of metastatic prostate cancer.

He was born in 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pa. and educated in schools in Dorseyville and Oakmont. Upon graduation from Oakmont High School he went on to earn degrees from The College of Wooster (BA 1965), Dartmouth Medical School (BMS 1966), and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (MD 1968). He completed his residency in Family Practice in one of the earliest and few residencies of its kind at the Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, N.J.

Having enlisted in the Navy in a program for medical students he served TAD summer programs in pulmonary physiology at London CT, and neurosurgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Upon completion of his residency he was assigned to Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine. He and his wife decided to make Brunswick their home, leaving the Navy in 1972.

Dr. Schall practiced Family Practice in Brunswick first with a partnership then solo then joining others to form Bowdoin Medical Group, of which he was President and CEO. He had the great pleasure of joining with some of the finest people and physicians. Bowdoin Medical Group grew to five locations and 35 professionals, always in primary care.

One of Dr. Schall's professional passions was health care delivery systems, particularly in primary care and he was the founding Director and Chairman of Health Source Maine. Health Source Maine merged with similar companies in New Hampshire and South Carolina to become a public company, Health Source, Inc. Dr. Schall served on the Board of Directors until the company was sold to CIGNA.

He was a man of many interests and hobbies. With his best friend, they personally built a large barn and started a small farm of beef animals and pigs. He earned his SCUBA certificate and dived in multiple parts of the world. Perhaps, his biggest hobby was flying. He earned his license while a resident physician but family and finance postponed real flying until later. He purchased a Mooney and flew over 2500 hours. After his retirement he flew over 125 Angel Flights around New England. He also loved traveling with his wife and, mostly after retirement, they traveled all over the world seeing all seven continents and many of the wonders.

He was most proud of his family. His wife Deborah (Mitchell) and he were married upon his medical graduation and she was his love, support, and ultimately care taker for more that 50 years. What she put up with!

They have a son, David, of Ann Arbor, Mich., who was classically trained as a musician and has his own business in sound engineering, and a daughter, Kristi, who is well known for her outgoing and bubbly personality around town. She is served by Independence Association which the Schalls have supported over the years. He was predeceased by his parents, Roy F. Schall, M.D. and Narcissa (Elwood) Schall; and his oldest brother Roy F. Schall, Jr. of California. He is survived by two brothers, Hugh Schall of Marin County, Calif. and James E. Schall, M.D. of Huntington, Pa.

Dr. Schall requests that you show your support for his family, share remembrances, and toast to what he felt was a fabulous and rewarding life, by joining them Thursday, August 29, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick. Interment will be private at the Maine Veterans Cemetery.

To leave a note of condolence or share a memory please visit www.brackettfh.com.

 
 
MaryAnn Maiorca Dentu OHS '57
MaryAnn Maiorca Dentu, 80, of Salina (born in Oakmont, PA) went to be with the lord on Monday, July 1st , 2019. She was born March 26, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Maria Merana Maiorca. MaryAnn was a graduate of Penn State University, and earned her Master’s degree in teaching. She was employed with Lincoln International Schools where she pursued her dream and taught for schools overseas. MaryAnn was involved with, and loved, elementary education for forty years. MaryAnn gave her life to the Lord in 1968 and it changed her life forever MaryAnn loved to spend time with her family, reading her bible, knitting, listening to Frank Sinatra, and telling many stories of her life in Africa. She had a passion for prayer and was known to call many weekly to pray with them. She was an amazing woman. 

 MaryAnn is survived by her three sons Christian Martin Dentu, Jacob Eliah Dentu Jr., and Salvatore Maiorca Dentu, her daughter ClaraMarie Kolibea Dentu-Nabors, her brother Steven Maiorca, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and brother Nicholas, she is preceded in death by her husband of thirty-one years (before his death) Jacob Eliah Gyampo Dentu.

 

 
 
 
Jeffrey G. Jersey OHS 1965
 
Jeffrey G. "Pegs" Jersey, 71 of Cranberry Twp. (formerly a longtime Oakmont resident) passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Dear Son of the late Howard and Dorothy (Hart) Jersey. Father of the late Heidi Carr. Grandfather of John Rutkowski and Gabriella Morra. Brother of James “Jim” Jersey. Uncle of Alan (Maria) Jersey and their children, and Jeralyn (Jeremy) Doberly. Jeff proudly served our country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed golf, bowling, collecting stamps, coins, and reading. Services and interment are private for the family. Arrangements by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont

 

Bob Campbell, Jr. US ARMY Ret. Col.  OHS 1963

Sunset Beach - Colonel Robert Woodside Campbell, Jr., 73, passed away on June 15, 2019, at his current residence in Amory, MS. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 25, 1945, to the late Robert Woodside Campbell, Sr. and Grace Louella Neubert Campbell. "Bob" graduated from Oakmont High school in Pennsylvania. He then attended Robert Morris Junior College and before finishing was drafted into the Army in 1966. He later obtained his college degree in Omaha, Nebraska and earned his Master's Degree in Fort Lee, Virginia. Bob proudly served our country for over 28 years in the United States Army retiring as full Colonel in May of 1994. His many years of service and leadership skills influenced soldiers under him.

After military retirement, he worked for BAE, and later served as Vice President at Northrup Grumman He finally retired at age 65 in Sunset Beach, NC. He was a devoted husband and a great provider for his wife and family. He met the love of his life in the 3rd grade at the elementary school in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, they went on their first date in 9th grade, and later married on December 11, 1965. They were blessed by God with two daughters. Bob's job allowed his family to travel to several states and countries all over the world. Passionately Bob loved his wife and girls. Faith was always important to him. He was a Member of Oakmont United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania where he sang in the choir. He served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in New Jersey. At Sunset Beach, North Carolina, he was a member of the Seaside United Methodist Church. Robert was a member of the Men's Golf Association at the Sea Trail Golf Course in Sunset Beach, and he was passionate about Veterans in all aspects.

In his free time, he loved traveling, spending time with his wife, playing cards, working in the yard, walking, fishing, and golfing. He loved his daughters, their husbands, and his grandchildren. Christian music kept his faith strong, and he was a wonderful role model over the years for aspiring military leaders. His family and friends will miss him dearly, yet they are thankful for the immeasurable impact he made on their lives as well as so many others. Their beautiful memories will be cherished forever. Bob, loving father and grandfather, and devoted husband, his legacy lives on through his wife of 53 years, Sandra Campbell; daughters, Michele Coco (Chuck), Lea Turner (Mike); grandchildren, Samuel, Jonah, Douglas, Bethany, Abby, Brandon, Emily, Elijah, and Catie; sister, Barbara Charlton; brother, Bruce Campbell; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Seaside United Methodist Church, Sunset Beach, NC. Donations may be made to The National Cancer Society. 

 

 

Haskins, Larry L. OHS '65
 
Age 83, of Oakmont passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Rebecca Haskins of 58 years; dear father of Lynn Spurling, Patricia Haskins, JoAnne Kuhn and Jessica Haskins; loving grandfather of seven and 11 great-grandchildren. Larry served in the U.S. Air force during peacetime. He retired with 34 years of service at the former Edgewater Steel Corp., in Oakmont. Along with his wife, he operated Blondies in Verona for 35 years. Friends and relatives will be received at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont Tuesday June 11, 2019 from 2-5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Services Wednesday, 11 a.m. Plum Creek Cemetery Chapel.
 
 

Thomas N. Trumble OHS 1963
Thomas N. Trumble “T”, 73 of Oakmont, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 with his Wife and Daughter by his side, never losing his positive attitude and “Trumble Grit.”

Son of the late Merle and Mable (Herrington) Trumble. Beloved Husband for 42 years of Debbie (Kiser) Trumble. Loving Father of Lieutenant Colonel Brian M. (Andrea Vargo) Trumble, Stacy Trumble, Thomas Trumble, and Christopher (Christine) Trumble. Son-in-law of Marjorie (the late Earl) Kiser. Grandfather of Kelsey, Bella, Tripp, Annabelle, and Thomas. Brother of Merle “Sonny” (Margaret) Trumble and Deborah “Debby” Baker.

A graduate of Oakmont High School Class of 1963, where he was an outstanding football player, he then went to Bucknell University on a full football scholarship, graduating in 1967. Following graduation from Bucknell, Tom was a Coach for the Oakmont Apaches Semi-Pro football team.

He started his career at Cheswick Westinghouse in Human Resources, eventually retiring in 2007 from the Kurt J. Lesker Company in Clairton. After retirement, he volunteered as a docent at Pittsburgh National Aviary. He was a member of Oakmont Presbyterian Church, always enjoying the Men’s Breakfast. An avid Steelers fan and outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed nature, birds, and gardening.

Friends and relatives will be received at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 2-5 & 6-8 p.m. A Memorial service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019, 11 a.m. in Oakmont Presbyterian Church, EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Oakmont Recreation Board, c/o The Oakmont Boro Building, 767 5th St. Oakmont, PA 15139.

 

Charles "Chuck" R. Rupert, 78, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019. An avid outdoorsman and sportsman, Chuck enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, the shooting sports, woodworking and expressing his creativity through projects using his hands. He always said, "If you allow enough time to plan and you have the right tools and materials, you can do anything."

Born in Oakmont, PA, an alumnus of Oakmont High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chuck was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the recipient of two Purple Heart medals for being wounded in battle and surviving to continue to serve our country. He was honorably discharged after further service and began his career as an educator in the Moon School District (Moon Twp., PA), first as a teacher and then as principal until his retirement.

Following retirement, he moved to Townville, PA where he and his wife (now deceased), Carolyn M. Chase, enjoyed a host of outdoor activities and the joy of self-sustained homesteading. Chuck served as a trustee for Little Cooley United Methodist Church. Chuck was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.
Chuck's passing was preceded by his parents, Charles P. and Katherine E. Androskey Rupert and his beloved wife, Carolyn M. Chase. He is survived by his sister, Katherine R. Thomas (Ralston "Rollie"); a son, Charles "Chuck" K. Rupert (Regina); a daughter, Cheri L. Hollenbaugh (David) and 9 grandchildren, all who he dearly loved.

With love, humor and honor, he is remembered as Grandad C., Dad, Brother, Friend and patriot. His wit and wisdom will be missed.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 766 Liberty Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or the National Rifle Association at www.home.nra.org.

Arrangements have been entrusted, to the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville,PA where memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net
Published on June 9, 2019

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Susan Pernice Farrell OHS 1966

Of Oakmont, age 71, on Wednesday May 8, 2019.

Susan was the beloved wife of the late Eugene T. Farrell; Loving mother of Mary Katherine (Marty) Pronio, Megan Farrell, and Christopher (Dr. Kate) Farrell; Dear “Mama” to grandchildren Joseph, Eugene, and Susan Pronio, and Conor and Cameron Farrell; Cherished sister of Connie (Dennis) Mauro; And “Pretty Aunt Susy” to niece Dana, nephew Dr. Dennis (Erin) Mauro and great-nieces Ava, Lily and Clare.

Susan is preceded in death by her parents Angelina (Matassa) and James Pernice, and her brother Frank Pernice.

Susan was proud to have lived her entire life in her hometown, Oakmont. Her greatest joys were her family, Roman Catholic faith, and Italian heritage. Her laugh, smile, and generous heart touched everyone she met and will never be forgotten. 

 A Memorial Mass was held for Susan at 10 AM on Thursday May 16, 2019, in St. Irenaeus Catholic Church. Everyone please meet at church. She was be interred in Verona Cemetery

 
 

 

Jeffery F.  Hart OHS 1969

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, age 68, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Beloved husband of Janeene Madden Hart; father of Jeffrey J. Hart of Los Angeles, CA and Jason B. Hart (Hannah) of Jacksonville, FL; son of the late Philip B. Hart and Evelyn K. Hart of Oakmont, PA; brother of P. Brennan Hart Esq. (Maureen) of Fox Chapel, PA, John "Jack" K. Hart, Esq. of Los Angeles, CA, James (Jay) B. Hart (Nan) of Rutland, VT, Leslie A. Hart of Brentwood, TN, and Joanna "Jodie" H. Spelman (John) of Franklin, TN.  A memorial service and celebration of Jeff's life will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at  the Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church, 76 S. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra, FL. A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Jeff to Rotary International. 

 For further information, contact JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., (412) 621-1665. 

 

Adeline Lustri Brown OHS 1946

Age 91, of Oakmont, passed away on Friday, April 5, with her loving family by her side. Adeline is survived by her devoted husband of 71 years, Jim; son Rick (Gerry) of Hampton; granddaughter, Melanie (Bob) Brown of Oakmont; grandson, Nathan Brown of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Paul Domhoff, Rocco Brown and Bobby Brown of Oakmont; sister Tilly Flannery of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom adored their "Aunt Ade" and considered her to be their second Mom. She was preceded in death by her father, Angelo Lustri; mother, Ernestine Lustri Curti; stepfather, James Curti; and brothers, Armand James Lustri and James Curti, Jr. Born on April 27, 1927, Adeline lived her entire life in Oakmont, the community she cared so much about, did so much for, gave so much of herself to, and with which she always will be identified. Adeline began her service to Oakmont in 1947 as a secretary in the Borough Office. When she was named Oakmont Borough Manager in 1966, she was the only female municipal manager in Pennsylvania and one of only three in the United States. Under her stewardship over the next 40 years, Oakmont earned a reputation as one of the most attractive communities and most desirable places to live in Western Pennsylvania. In addition to her position as Borough Manager, Adeline also served Oakmont in countless other capacities, from roles with the Oakmont Planning Commission to the Riverview Community Action Corporation to the Oakmont Historical Society, and she was credited with knowing everything there is to know about Oakmont and its history. Before her retirement in 2005, Oakmont honored her by naming a street in her honor – Adeline Brown Avenue, which runs parallel to Allegheny Avenue in front of Hoffstot's restaurant. Two years ago, Adeline attracted considerable publicity when she and Jim celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and both of their 90th birthdays with a huge gathering of family and friends – all of whom now are feeling an enormous void with the loss of this amazing woman who constantly supported and inspired them and who was always there when they needed her. Friends and family will be received Monday, April 8, from 2-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Irenaeus Church in Oakmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to RCAC, P.O. Box 437, Oakmont, PA, 15139 or St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA. 15139

 

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Apr. 7, 2019

 

 

Joyce Carden Matxko OHS 1960

Of Plum, formerly of Oakmont, age 78, died Sunday March 17, 2019 at Forbes Regional surrounded by the care of her family. Joyce was born on January 17, 1941 in Pittsburgh.

She was the beloved mother of Michael Matzko of TN, and Rhiannon Jauer of WI; Loving sister of Frank Carden, Chuck Carden, and Paula Ezatoff.

Joyce worked as a waitress at Kings in Penn Hills and Holiday Park, and as a bookkeeper for Edgewater Steel and Giant Eagle. She was stubborn, yet loving, and enjoyed trips to the casino.

If you wish to honor Joyce, please donate to your favorite charity in her name. There will be no visitation for Joyce. Her arrangements have been entrusted to English Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.; 378 Maryland Ave; Oakmont PA 15139; 412-828-6565. Online condolences may be made to: www.englishfuneralhome.com. 

 

Carl E. Carlson OHS 1957

Monday, February 4, 2019

Age 79, formerly of Carley Avenue, Sharon, PA, passed away in Hermitage, PA, on Monday, February 4, 2019, at 9:45 p.m., after battling Parkinson's for 14 years. Carl was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on February 9, 1939 to Elmer S. and Theresa Scharl Carlson. Carl received his Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh. He married the late Sally Ann Lisi on July 29, 1961. Carl retired from Sharon Steel as a Sales Manager of Forging Quality Products after 30 years. He was previously a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sharon, PA. Carl enjoyed golf, having the greenest lawn in town, summers at the beach (Lake Erie and then Rhode Island). He was the scout master for Boy Scouts of America, Troop #3 at First Presbyterian Church in Sharon, PA.

Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by three children, Ken Carlson (Melissa) in Rochester, NY, Rich Carlson (Jill) in Phoenixville, PA, Jenny Cunningham (Greg) in Mercer, PA; one sister, Mary First (Dave) in Bradford Woods, PA; one brother, Bill Carlson (Terry) in Butler, PA; Carl is also survived by six grandchildren, Molly and Randy Carlson, Cole and Jake Cunningham, Jessica and Matthew Carlson. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sally Ann Carlson, who preceded him in death on July 29, 1992. Funeral service will be at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, INC., 144 S. Pitt Street, Mercer, PA 16137, on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), with Dr. William P. Crooks officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, PA, where he will be laid to rest on his 80th birthday. Memorial contributions may be made to either: Buhl Park at buhlfarmpark.com or Michael J. Fox Foundation at michaeljfox.o

 

 

Carmella Marie "Candi" Naughton, OHS 1969

Carmella Marie "Candi" Naughton, 76, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. She was born Feb. 17, 1942, in Pittsburgh to Roland and Isabella Bove DiIorio. Carmella was a 1959 graduate of Oakmont High School. 

She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates, reading books, traveling to Atlantic City, listening to the oldies, watching western movies, "Jeopardy!", and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Charles "Ron" Naughton; children, Lisa L. (Martin) Swigart, Joseph F. (Mary Jo) Llewellyn Jr., Helen M. Llewellyn, Steve P. (Jennifer) Llewellyn, Kelly A. (Pete) VanMeter, Karen A. Hans and Shannon M. (Herb) Babinsack; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five siblings, Rose Confer, Michelle (Edward) Mindzikiewicz, James (Susan) DiIorio, Susan DiIorio and Fred (Patty) DiIorio; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, John Matthew Llewellyn, in 2019; grandson, Nicholas Llewellyn, in 2014; and first husband, Joseph F. Llewellyn Sr.
Viewing and services were private. ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, was entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 
 

Frank C. Catanzaro OHS 1958

Frank Catanzaro sadly passed on January 4, 2019. Born October 31, 1939 he grew up, and raised his own family in Oakmont, PA. His parents, Frank and Jean emigrated from Sicily in the early 1900’s. After attending Northern Illinois University, he followed in his father’s footsteps in the produce industry. Frank founded Sunfresh Food Service in 1980 where he spent the remainder of his career until he retired to Naples, FL with his wife of 56 years in 2014. He was a loving husband, father and adored grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, children Debra and Frank, daughter-in-law Jill, and grandchildren Jackson, Nicolas, Maximus and Quinlan. He was an honorable man of unparalleled courage, dignity, strength, bravery and kindness who was loved by family and friends. Frank will be missed beyond words but his spirit and inspiration will continue to live on going forward. Friends will be received from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday January 11, 2019 at English Funeral Home, 378 Maryland Avenue in Oakmont, PA. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday January 12, 2019 at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Oakmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakmont Carnegie Library in care of the Frank Catanzaro Fund. Online condolences may be made to: englishfuneralhome.com

Donations may be made to:
Oakmont Carnegie Library
700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont PA 15139
Tel: 1-412-828-9532

 

 

 Carol Ann (Shuster) Blessington OHS 1956

Age 80 of Plum passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 after a prolonged struggle with dementia and cancer. She is survived by Michael, her loving husband of 53 years. Born in Oakmont, PA on June 18, 1938 to Ernest and Mary Jane Shuster. Carol was a gifted speaker and organizer and had an exceptional flair for decorating. She loved the Lord, people and the outdoors. Special thanks to her compassionate team from UPMC Family Hospice and Pallative Care. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at MAURICE L. KNEE, LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Rd. (across from S & T Bank) Plum, Pa 15239. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Joy R. C. Church with Rev. Albert Zapf as celebrant. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery. 

 

 

 Linda M. Bainbridge OHS 1969

Linda M. “Nunny” Bainbridge, 67 of O’Hara Township passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018. Dear Daughter of Margaret (Van Ryn) “Peg” Register and the late Henry Register. Beloved Wife of the late Robert E. “Bob” Bainbridge, Jr. Loving Mother of Susan (Ashley) Wellner, Robert “Butch” (Cathy) Bainbridge, and Mandy (Michael) Maxin. Nunny of Breanna Specht, Paige Wellner, Veronica, Makenzie, and Hunter. Special Nunny to Carly, Emily, and Grace Hammers, and also to many other special children that she cared for. Sister of Robert and Kenneth Register. The family would like to acknowledge Barbara, Karen, and Ellie who traveled this journey with them and created a special bond with Linda and her family. Linda is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives will be received on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Funeral Service Friday, November 23, 2018, 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to BetheMatch.org

 

Ann (Orbin) Barnes OHS 1961

Ann E. Barnes APRIL 28, 1943 ~ NOVEMBER 2, 2018 (AGE 75) Ann E. Barnes (Orbin). 75, of O’Hara Twp passed on Friday, November 2, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Jack T. Barnes. Mother of Margaret Beals and the late Barbara Smith. Proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Sister of Clarence (Judith) Orbin, Gary (Vickie) Orbin, David (Beth) Orbin, Gloria (John) Deriggi, Patty (Rich) Kasper, and the late Marie Orbin. Ann was a lifelong resident of the Pittsburgh area and was employed by Contraves as an Electronics Buyer. She attended schools in Oakmont and enjoyed swimming, reading, art, and travel. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2-6 pm at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc, 378 Maryland Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11 am in Oakmont Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. Steve Wilson officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will be in Verona Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at: englishfuneralhome.com

 

Nicholas A. Maiorca OHS 1961

Nicholas A. (Nick) Maiorca Born 09/18/1942-Died 10/27/18, quietly at home ..surrounded by family....Cause of Death-Liver Cancer. Nick graduated from the former Oakmont High School in Oakmont, PA in 1961. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in Vietnam. He was an officer of the Washington, DC Police Force from 1968 until his retirement in 1988. He later served as an officer of the Pentagon Police department from 1990-2010, retiring a 2nd time. Viewing: Wednesday, Baker-Post Funeral Home,Manassas, Va. 10-31-18 5pm-7pm. Church Service : Thursday Chapel Springs Church Bristol, Va. 12:pm-1:00 pm. Immediately following church service: Interment @ Quantico National Cemetery Triangle, Va. (Veterans Service)

 

 

Merna (Baker) Wittkopp OHS 1960

Wittkopp, Merna J. (Baker) WITTKOPP MERNA J. (BAKER) Age 76, died Wednesday evening, October 10, 2018. A 1960 graduate of Oakmont High School Beloved wife of the late Robert Wittkopp, Sr.; mother of Sherry (late Robert R. Leaf) Leaf-Wittkopp and the late Robert S. Wittkopp, Jr; grandmother of Lyndsey N. Wittkopp-Sciorilli; sister of Virginia (Alan) Rizzi, Christy (late Stephen) Ham, Colleen (Jim) Juran, and the late William R. Baker, Jr. and Sylvia Heakins; aunt of Sara "Tammy" Harris; and also nephews survive. Merna loved spending time at Slippery Rock Camp at "Tiny Pebble." She is now with her husband, son, son-in-law, and was greeted at the gates of heaven with her beloved dogs. "Your last breath on earth becomes your first breath in Heaven: Rest in Peace, Merna." A memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements made through BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., Oakmont.

Burket Truby Obituaries: Merna (Baker) Wittkopp

 

 

Ann Schuyler Eves Spayth OHS 1963

Ann Schuyler Eves Spayth died Thursday evening, September 6, 2018, in peaceful, hospice care with support from William (Marcy), her twin; John (Sharon) Eves, her brother;  Margot Eves, her niece;  and an outpouring of good wishes from extended family and long-time friends.  Ann lived in Tiffin, Ohio, near John the last 11 years of her life.  She graduated Oakmont High School, 1963, and Edinboro State Teachers College, 1967.  Ann taught for several years, was a traveling representative for Gulf Oil, and subsequently married Benjamin Spayth (deceased 2006) for 25 years. She remained devoted to her Christian faith and her artistic efforts until the past year.  She was by nature a solitary person who chose to fight her battle with cancer privately until close to life end.  Ann will be interred at Verona Cemetery in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, at NOON, September 12. There will be no visiting hours or scheduled services.  Friends are welcome to join the family for lunch in remembrance of her at 1:00 PM at Hoffstott’s Café Monaco in Oakmont.  Please RSVP to Bill at 614 306 6266.

 

 

 

Donna Jean (Schweiger) Zelahy 

MAY 9, 1946 – AUGUST 23, 2018

On Thursday August 23, 2018 Donna Jean Zelahy, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at age 72 from rheumatoid arthritis complications.Donna Schweiger grew up in Oakmont and graduated from Oakmont High School in 1964

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 9, 1946, she is survived by her husband of over 50 years John Zelahy, her son John Zelahy Jr. (wife Juli and their sons: Jake and Jesse), and her daughter Krista Short (husband Craig).

An incredibly supportive wife and mother, Donna championed her family’s many moves throughout her life that sent them all over the world. She was a warm and loving woman who formed special and lasting friendships wherever she went. Her passion was to volunteer for the the Arthritis Foundation where she helped to coordinate special events such as the Jingle Bell Run and other activities to raise awareness of the condition. Donna loved spending time with her family and enjoyed her weekly yoga classes. She’ll truly be missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Arthritis Foundation would be appreciated.

 
 
 

 Thomas J. Adams OHS 1968

Thomas J. Adams of Shannondale (Mayport) died of a heart attack on August 18, 2018 in his home, with his wife of 41 years by his side. He was 67 years old.

Born on January 28, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Tom was the son of the late Harry La Verne and Katherine Florann (Flowers) Adams. He grew up in Oakmont, PA with his older brother, Jim. Tom or “Jungle” to his classmates at Oakmont High School, was a talented football player, recruited to play at the University of Louisville on a football scholarship. While at Louisville he played defense against such legends as “Mean Joe Green” among others.

Tom started work at People’s Natural Gas Company in 1975 at the Truittsburg Station. He met Christine (Delo) Adams in nearby Clarion, and they were married on July 23, 1977 in a small ceremony at Zion Lutheran Church in Shannondale. The couple purchased a home just down the hill from the church, and it was there that Tom began a lifetime of work rebuilding and expanding his home, doing the vast majority of the work himself. 

Tom or “Griz” as he was known to his friends and neighbors, retired from Peoples / CNG / Dominion on February 1, 2005 after 30 years of service in well maintenance and as a station engineer. Throughout his career he was an active union member. In his retirement, he was passionate about local and national politics, as an outspoken supporter of Bernie Sanders and a member of the Clarion Chapter of Indivisible. He was fiercely proud of his two daughters and loved his family above all else. He especially enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren. He was exceedingly generous, quick to share his time, knowledge, and advanced skills in carpentry and woodworking to help his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing pool in his man cave, and could be found most evenings on his ATV, with his signature beard and baseball cap, watching the sun set over Shannondale. 

Tom is survived by his wife, Christine M. (Delo) Adams; his two daughters, Dr. Cathleen M. Adams (Dr. Joshua Blum), of Lewisburg, PA and Gloria A. Adams (Richard Rivera), of New York, NY; his two grandchildren, Willa Marie and Fletcher Oak Adams Blum; and his brother, H. James Adams (Sandy) of Gibsonia, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Arrangements are under the care of Goble Funeral Home and Crematory in Clarion. A private burial service will be held on Saturday August 25 at Zion Lutheran Church and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. 

Donations can be made in Tom’s name to the American Civil Liberties Union at www.aclu.org, Free Speech TV at www.FreeSpeech.org, or to the Democratic candidate of your choice. Friends and family may send online condolences and obtain additional information by visiting www.goblefh.net  To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Thomas J. Adams, please visit our Tribute Store.

 

George E. Brocato OHS 1964
 
George E. Brocato, 72, a lifelong Oakmont resident passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018. Beloved Husband for 53 years of Lorraine (Adams) Brocato. Loving Father of Amy (Jason) Mastrocesare, Becky Brocato, and the late Nick Brocato. Grandfather of Michael Siemianowski, Tyler Mastrocesare, Jeffrey Houston, Eric Murrell, Andrew DeChantal, and the late Emily Houston. Brother of Jack (Janet) Brocato and also survived by nieces and nephews. George was a graduate of Oakmont High School class of 1964 where he played football for the late Chuck Wagner. He was an Oakmont Volunteer firefighter for 37 years, serving as chief for 15 years immediately following his Father after he had served as the chief of the fire department. He enjoyed antique and classic cars, and was a lover of Gettysburg.
 
Friends and relatives will be received on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 2-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. Oakmont, 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont, where a fireman’s service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for their discretion.
 
 
 
 
Judy (Miller) Bridges OHS '59

Age 76 of Oakmont passed on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. OHS Class of 1959. Beloved wife of James S. Bridges. Dear mother of Sandy (Edward) Morgan, Lale (Timothy) Laubach, and Justi (Raymond Anthracite) Grubor. Sister of Susan Nicholas. Loving grandmother of Brandon, Olivia, Mia, Alex, and Eva. Friends will be received on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 am in the English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 378 Maryland Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139 where a memorial service will begin at noon. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be made to: englishfuneralhome.com 

 

 

 
Joseph L. Luciana Jr. OHS 1942

Joseph Leonard Luciana, Jr., 94, of Oakmont, Pennsylvania was a man of class, grace, wisdom, professionalism, compassion generosity, responsibility, integrity and devotion to God, family and community.  Joe passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Thursday, July 26, 2018, while sitting in one of his favorite chairs in the living room of the home he loved and lived in for almost 60 years.  Born on April 17, 1924, he grew up on Valley Street in Oakmont, the oldest son of Joseph and Carolyn (Von Steirheim) Luciana.  His father was an Italian immigrant who arrived at Ellis Island in the early 1900s and became a naturalized citizen in the 1920s.  Joe and his family, including his two younger sisters, Dorothy (Luciana) Slagle and Joanie (Luciana) Gorman, lived through the Great Depression of the 1930s, sometimes cooking their meals outdoors over a fire along nearby Plum Creek.   Joe was an excellent student, won the American Legion Award in 1938 and graduated from Oakmont High School in 1942.

Shortly after starting college at the University of Pittsburgh the call to World War II came and Joe enlisted in the Army Air Corps.   Following successful completion of flight school, he completed his tour of duty in New Guinea from June 1944 to June 1945 as a pilot supporting the United States war effort in the South Pacific.  Joe returned to the United States, hitch hiked across the country with his best friend and fellow veteran WWII pilot, Thomas Hill, and then resumed college at the University of Pittsburgh under the GI bill.  While in college, Joe renewed his acquaintance with June (Hulings) Luciana, the “fine freshman” as he wrote in her Oakmont High School yearbook years earlier.  They were married on December 1, 1949.  

Joe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English on February 3, 1950 followed shortly by a Bachelor of Laws degree on June 13, 1951 (later recognized by the University as a Juris Doctor degree).  He served his one-year “preceptorship” with a large law firm in Pittsburgh, passed the bar exam and was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on April 17, 1952.  Joe practiced law for the next 66 years and distinguished himself in the areas of real estate, title insurance, estate administration and general practice. 

In addition to his legal training and career, Joe graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree on May 7, 1968 and served as interim pastor in Presbyterian and Baptist churches in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.  He also frequently spoke on the Exodus tabernacle using a scale model he built himself.  As a member of the Allegheny Center Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on the North Side of Pittsburgh he taught adult Sunday school and ushered for many years.  Joe served on the Board of Directors of Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a Christian youth ministry on the North Side of Pittsburgh, and the Board of Directors of Jewish Evangelism.  

Joe loved to travel, read his Bible, play bocce, golf and backyard sports like whiffle ball and touch football with his own and neighborhood kids.  He also loved to write poems and frequently composed them for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.  However, he most enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids and was a great husband, father and grandfather!  Joe is survived by his wife, June (Hulings) Luciana, his children, Joseph Luciana, III (Audrey), Richard Luciana (longtime friend Patty Kasper), Jeffrey Luciana and his grandchildren, Joey IV and Jeana Luciana.  Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. and Monday, July 30, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME, 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139.  The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Riverside Community Church, 401 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont, PA, 15139. Memorial contributions may be made to Allegheny Center Alliance Church, 250 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

 

 

 

  

 

DAVID JOSEPH (MOTO) MARANTO OHS 1957 
1939 - 2018 

Joseph Maranto Age 79, of Miami, Florida, went home to be with His Lord and Savior June 29, 2018. David was born May 5, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late Joseph Anthony Maranto and Janina S. Maranto. David served his country in the United States Air Force and then worked 23 years for Eastern Airlines. He enjoyed restoring old guns, going to the range, motorcycle riding, model plane building and flying, quick-witted humor, and time with family. He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Ruth Ann Maranto; loving father of David Maranto (wife Gwen) and Michael Maranto; cherished grandfather of Elise Miller (husband Russell), Joseph Maranto (wife Katie), Luke Maranto, Anthony Maranto, Michael Maranto, and Grace Maranto; adored great-grandfather of Lathan Miller, Evelyn Maranto, and Payton Miller; faithful brother to (the late) Joe Maranto and Jennifer Musgrave (husband Joseph); devoted uncle of Gina Maranto Adams, Ethan Musgrave, Adam Musgrave, and Caitlyn Mardis; gracious brother-in-law of Susan Butcher, Jill Reynolds, and Don Sebastian. Services pending.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 2, 2018

 

 

 

The Reverend Joanne Bash Hetrick, Deacon (OHS '51)

Joanne Bash Hetrick died June 23, 2018 at her home in Oakmont, PA.  Joanne was born to John and Augusta Bash on July 29, 1933 in Gary, Indiana. 

Joanne is survived by her husband of 64 years, William J. (Bill) Hetrick, sons Robert W. (Dr. Barbara) Hetrick, Dr. James A. (Karen) Hetrick and daughter, Molly A. Hetrick (Mehdi) Tadayon.  Joanne had three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren:  Marta Hetrick (Justin) Callies, Jahan Hetrick Tadayon, Jared Hetrick Tadayon, Otto Rudolf Callies and Felix August Callies.  Her brother, John F. Bash and his wife Ernestine, live in Maine.

Joanne graduated from the Presbyterian School of Nursing in 1954.  She was called to the Vocational Deaconate and ordained in 1983 by the Rt. Rev. Alden M. Hathaway, Bishop of Pittsburgh.  Deacon Joanne served for many years at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.  She and another Deacon instituted a hospital ministry program, visiting the major hospitals of Pittsburgh on a regular schedule.  Joanne was the first Chaplain on the staff of Forbes Hospice and instituted a bereavement ministry for the families of Hospice patients.  She then served as Chaplain at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital for many years.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful care and support received from Barbara Kevish MD and Christa Cerra DNP-FNP of the Renaissance Family Practice, all of the compassionate staff from Bridges Hospice and the consistent care provided by Lynne Dodson RN.  They are forever grateful for the warm support of their loving friends, neighbors and community during this time.

Friends will be received on Friday, June 29 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Avenue Oakmont.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 10 am at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Avenue Oakmont, officiated by The Reverend John Bailey, Rector of Christ our Hope Anglican Church in Natrona Heights and The Reverend Jeffrey D. Murph, Rector of St. Thomas. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of Joanne’s most cherished ministries – Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship & Veteran’s Home, 13 Pride Street Pittsburgh PA 15219 or shepheart.org.

 

 

George Middlemas OHS 1964

George Middlemas passed away peacefully in Bachelor Gulch CO on June 14, two days after celebrating his 72nd birthday. He was born and raised in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State University, received a Masters degree in Political Science from Pittsburgh University and an MBA from Harvard University. He pursued a business career at Chase Bank and Kekst & Company before landing a position in the Venture Capital unit at Citicorp in New York City where he found his true calling: working with young entrepreneurs creating and building new businesses and technologies. He was also with Inco Venture Capital and joined Apex Venture Partners in Chicago in 1991 where he spent the rest of his career. George was an active investor and on the boards of many young successful companies including America Online, Concord Communications, Security Dynamics, eSpire, Data Critical, Online Resources, Pure Cycle, Tut Systems, VP Net, and many others.

He was an inspiration to many talented and creative people and received immense personal fulfillment helping others build successful enterprises. After sustaining a severe injury in high school gymnastics, George was not an athlete in college, however, he loved everything about the athletic program at Penn State. For many years until the death of his beloved Joe Paterno, whom he so admired, George attended most of the home football games and many away games. One of his greatest joys in life was cheering on the Nittany Lions. He was an active supporter of the university's Intercollegiate Athletic Program and a member of the Paterno Library Development Board and the Library Advisory Council. He created several special athletic scholarships and student tutoring programs as well as providing funding for the library's Historical Collections, including the Albert M Petska Eighth Air Force Collection, named after his father-in-law.

As a young man growing up in a small town with a great golf course, Oakmont PA, George developed a lifelong love of golf and played many rounds there as well as at Olympia Fields in Chicago and Red Sky Ranch in Colorado. One of the highlights in George's career was investing in his hero Arnold Palmer's Golf Management Company in the mid 1990s. In addition to golf, George enjoyed skiing and had a home on the ski slopes of Bachelor Gulch where he spent many wonderful winters and summers. George was a history buff and particularly enjoyed reading about WWII and Winston Churchill. He also enjoyed opera and had just joined the board of the Phoenix Opera Company having recently moved to his retirement paradise of Scottsdale, AZ. He absolutely loved all things Pittsburgh - the Steelers, the Penguins, the Pirates. He will be missed by his family and friends for his wit, staunch conservatism which he enjoyed sharing with one and all, perseverance and enthusiasm for the businesses and people he believed in and his love of fine wine. His generosity with his time, his passions, his laughter was unending. George is survived by his wife, Sherry, and brother Jack and Coleen Middlemas of Oakmont, PA. Memorial celebrations of his life will be held at later dates in Oakmont and Chicago.

 

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 22, 2018

  
 

Paula Marie Saunders OHS 1959

Paula P Saunders, 76, of Blacksburg, left her earthly domain and entered her heavenly home, with her family by her side, Sunday morning June 10, 2018.. Paula is preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years, M D Saunders, son-in-law Bob Uryaniak and granddaughter Jessica McCroskey.

She leaves behind four children: Christine Uryaniak, Susan and Jimmy Davis, Robbie Saunders and Danny Saunders; nine grandchildren and their spouses: Andrew and Rebecca McPeak, Stephen and Megan Davis, Sarah Davis, Hannah and Matthew Eldridge, Grace and Timothy Hight, Johathan and Katie Davis, Daniel Davis, Parker Walters Saunders and Rachel Davis all of whom loved their grandma dearly; nine great-grandchilddren: Chelsa, Summer, and Isaac McCroskey, Ethan and Emmalyn Eldridge, Eleanor Davis, Reed and Sadie Davis and Drew McPeak; her twin sister Florence Paulo, sister Kathleen Paulo; sister-in-law Mary Saunders; five nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 am in The Gospel Light Baptist Church, Christiansburg with Pastors Jimmy Davis and Shake Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery in Craig County. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. In lieu of flowers it would be Paula’s wish that donations be made in her name to Christ Weslyan Church, 525 Harkrader St., Christiansburg, VA or Jimmy Davis Evangelistic Association, P O Box 25, Pilot, VA 24138. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.

 

 

James A Trangle OHS 1955

James A. (Jim) Trangle. Age 81 of Oakmont passed unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Beloved husband of Grace Trangle (Carlisano). Loving father of Gina Marie (Craig) Bauerle and the late Edward Anthony Trangle. Dearest grandfather of Zachary Bauerle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday, April 6, 2018 from 3-8 pm at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 378 Maryland Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10 am in St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Penn Hills. Jimmy was a staple of the Oakmont community for many years. He was well known by countless people and will be missed tremendously by his family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Jimmy and Grace’s son, Edward, to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 

 

Francis 'Butch' Santicola OHS 1961

Francis “Butch” Santicola, 74, of Moon Township. Passed away on February 15, 2018.   He was born in Oakmont, on November 13, 1943 the son of the late Marius & Agnes (Rantucci) Santicola.

Butch grew up in Oakmont and earned his B.S. from I.U.P. where he was a proud member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity.  He obtained his Masters from the University of Pittsburgh.  He began his career as a teacher in the Aliquippa School District where he was the President of the Aliquippa Education Association. He eventually went on to work as the Director of Organizing & Communications for the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), where he retired after 43 years.  He was an active member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp.  Butch was an officer of National Staff Organization, the President of PSEA Staff Organization, a former member of the board of directors for the charitable group The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, a former Chairman of the Moon Twp. Democratic Party, and was the current host of The Education Watchdog, a syndicated show as part of the Union Edge Laborers Talk Radio. Butch was a tireless advocate for teachers and laborers everywhere and an energized, engaging and unwavering person who will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.  Butch was honored with the Adler Friend of Education award in 2017.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, April (Benasutti) Santicola.  He was the proud father of two children:  Michael F. Santicola (Michele) of Moon Twp. & Amy (Santicola) Gift of Moon Twp, loving Papa to four grandchildren:  Anna Gift, Zachary Gift, Michael M. Santicola & Sarah Santicola.  He is also survived by brothers, Ronald Santicola and Henry Santicola & sister Judy Leger and sister-in-law, Michele Benasutti, as well as many very special nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.   Butch was a coach and ardent supporter of all his children’s activities and became an enthusiastic supporter of his grandchildren’s activities.

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a brother, Marius Santicola Jr and an infant son, Scott.

Friends will be received on Sunday February 18 from 1-5pm & Monday February 19 from 2-4 & 6-8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10AM in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp. (Everyone please meet at the church) Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Twp.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to:  Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh (2821 Sarah St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203).

 


John E. Briscoe OHS 1960

Born: 7/21/1942 New Kensington, PA
Died: 1/18/2018 Concord. CA

Survived by daughter Christie Pillsbury; son in-law Chris Pillsbury, grandchildren Alexandra, Kaylie, Julia, Emma. Sisters Elizabeth Utchel of Scott Township, PA and Florence Mack of Merrillville, IN. Preceded in death by mother Anna Mae Briscoe, 91, February 20, 2002; father John L. Briscoe, 95, July 22, 2003. John was a 1960 graduate of Oakmont (PA) High School and a 1964 graduate of Arizona University, Tucson, AZ. A standout for Oakmont from 1957-59 as a blocking quarterback and defensive linebacker, Briscoe earned a scholarship to the University of Arizona. After playing offense and defense for the Wildcats' — until 1963 — he was a key member of the 1964 Arizona team that went 6-3-1 and tied New Mexico and Utah for first place in the old Western Athletic Conference. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1964, but a neck injury ended his career. He retired in 2000 after 36 years in sales with International Steel. After retirement he worked for the San Francisco Giants (baseball) and San Francisco 49ers (football) in public relations until his death. He spent his leisure hours on his 60 foot houseboat on Lake Oriville in Northern California. A memorial service will be streamed live on February 24th at 1:00 pm (PST) here at: www.unityofwalnutcreek.com; click 'live service' in order to view the service. (This is 4:00 pm EST for those living in the Eastern U.S.)

 

Jeanne Meanor Knox OHS 1939

Jeanne Meanor Knox, 96 of Oakmont passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in the skilled nursing center at Longwood at Oakmont.  Beloved Wife of the late Robert T. McElhose and the late Dr. Robert W. Knox, Sr.  Loving Mother of Carol (Robert) Gelfand and the late Craig M. Knox and Robert W. Knox, Jr.  Mother-in-law of Connie Knox.  Step-Mother of Dr. Robert T. McElhose and James T. (Donna) McElhose.  Sister of Dorothy (the late Carl) Acquiviva and the late Louise (the late Keith) Manherz.  Grandmother of 2, Great-Grandmother of 2, Step-Grandmother of 4, and Step-Great-Grandmother of 6.  Jeanne was the class president of her 1939 graduating class of Oakmont High School and thoroughly enjoyed all of the work involved in organizing all of the class reunions.  Jeanne was a devoted member of the Oakmont United Methodist Church and loved helping make the Christmas caramels every year.  In her later years, she overcame many life threatening health issues and attributed this to her strong faith.  Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont.  Funeral Service Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12 Noon Oakmont United Methodist Church.  EVERYONE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH.  Memorials may be made in her name to Oakmont Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Ave. Oakmont, PA  15139

 

Mark M. "Marko" Gasparich OHS 1966

Mark M. “Marko” Gasparich, 70, a lifelong Oakmont resident passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday evening, January 12, 2018.  Beloved Son of Matilda “Tillie” (Kaus) Gasparich and the late John Gasparich.  Dear Brother of Diane (Jack) Singer, Joanne (Robert) Pica, Peter (Stephanie) Gasparich, and Stephen (Deborah) Gasparich.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  Marko was a man who loved his family above anything else.  He spent his formative years taking care of his many family members.  He was very generous with his support to make sure everyone had a good life.  Proudly serving our country in the Army during Vietnam as a medic, he learned to give the best “buzzed” haircuts.  Working as a grounds keeper for the Oakmont Country Club, he had 30 years of service where he would take his nephews to work during the summer inspiring their love of the game, not to mention all of the US Open merchandise and tickets he supplied his family with.  Marko opened his home and his heart to anyone who wanted to stop by for a beer, a talk, or to listen to polka.  His love for model trains brought his family excitement during the holidays.  He enjoyed gardening, especially his killer tomatoes. Marko worked at the former Gasparich Market, delivering groceries to many in the surrounding areas.  Also a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, he was a kind and gentle soul who was loved by many.  Friends and relatives will be received on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont.  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 11 a.m. St. Irenaeus Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in the Verona Cemetery, Oakmont.  Donations may be made in his name to the VA Aspinwall, 1010 Delafield Ave. Pittsburgh, PA  15215

 

 

Dorothy R. (Denny) Brennan OHS 1954

Dorothy R., age 81, of Penn Hills, died Wednesday evening, January 3, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Ronald G. Brennan; dear mother of Cathy Brennan (Barbara Wagner), Donna (Paul) Freeauf, Ronald "Rick" (Catherine) Brennan, Daniel (Karla) Brennan; grandmother of Arthur (Angela) Constable, Ronald R. (Tina), Amanda and Joseph Brennan, Daniel Freeauf, Matthew Brennan, Christin (Kenneth) Keyser, and the late Regina Constable Lloyd; great-grandmother of Anthony Lloyd, Hannah, Haleigh, Harmony and Caleb Sitman, David, Justin, Kylie Keyser, Sage Fazio, Giovanni and Leonardo Brennan; sister of Eileen (Bill) Ketter, Richard (Pearl) Denny, James (June) Denny and the late Thomas (living Liz) Denny. Dorothy is also survived by her four-legged friend, Patty. She will be remembered for her love and enjoyment of the casino, and playing the Sweepstakes, always waiting for the "Big win". She knew in her heart the big win was when she met and married her late husband, Ronald! Friends and relatives will be received Sunday, January 7, 2018, at BURKET - TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont 2-4, 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona. Family suggests memorials to Humane Animal Rescue, 6926 Hamilton Ave., Pgh., PA 15208.

 

 

Anthony P. "Tony" Miller

Anthony P. “Tony” Miller, 89 a lifelong resident of Oakmont passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Beloved Husband of the late Helen E. Miller.  Loving Father of Mary M. Suiters and Susan J. (Matt) Baker.  Grandfather of Leah Suiters, Anthony Suiters, and Justin Bird.  Great-Grandfather of Tony Kamalei.  Tony was a graduate of Oakmont High School, proudly served our country during the Korean War, and was a 50 year member of Verona F & AM 548.  He and his wife, Helen were the owners of the former Edgewater Restaurant for many years.  Friends and relatives are invited to a chapel service in the Verona Cemetery in Oakmont on Friday, December 8, 2017at 11 a.m.  Arrangements by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. Oakmont. Burket Truby Obituaries Donations may be made in his name to the Oakmont Boulevard Project, c/o the Oakmont Borough Building, 767 5th St. Oakmont, PA  15139

 

 

 

John Deringer OHS 1966 

February 12, 1948  -  November 9, 2017 

John was the first son of the late John and Millie Deringer of Oakmont, PA. Beloved grandson of the late Mary Deringer; and nephew of the late Margaret Deringer of Cheswick, PA. Beloved husband of 48 years to Elaine Dapra Deringer of St. Augustine, FL; father of John M. Deringer (St. Augustine, FL), Glenn A. Deringer (St. Augustine, FL), and Ryan M. (Kristin) Deringer (St. Augustine, FL); loving grandfather of Ryan, Margaret and Jaxon James Deringer, who will miss their PopPop; brother of Larry (St. Augustine, FL), Dave (Oakmont, PA), Mike (Fort Collins, CO) and Tim (Longmont, CO) Deringer; uncle to Andrew (Kari) Deringer (Fruita, CO); and great-uncle to our Sunshine Lilly.

John grew up in Oakmont, PA, attended St. Irenaeus School, Oakmont High School and Gannon University. Enlisted in USMC and received his wings in 1970. Flew F-4 fighter jets as a radar intercept officer. Attended Top Gun School. He was a proud Marine. He worked for Allegheny Luldum Steel for over 30 years. John built his life around his sons. School activities, soccer teams (coach and licensed referee). He supported all of his sons' activities. John was active in many church activities (at direction of Jeanne Kaus and Father Blough) for many years. You fought a brave and courageous fight. Your family and friends are going to miss you Big Guy. Special thanks to Marian Raftis, Community Palliative Services and to all Community Hospice caring and wonderful people. Please no flowers. In John's name, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. ST. JOHNS FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. *

 

 

Barbara Feightner McCurdy OHS 1957

Barbara McCurdy Obituary McCurdy, Barbara F. 79 of Ruskin, Fla passed away October 20, 2017. Barbara graduated from Oakmont High School in 1957. She had various jobs while raising her two sons and caring for her home and family. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul McCurdy to whom she was married for 55 years. Survivors include her two sons, Keith H. (Gintare) McCurdy and Brian P. McCurdy, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace McCurdy, sister Lynne Bonaroti, Clifford Feightner and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla (813) 634-9900

 

 

 

James Dunn OHS 1955

James Robert “JR” Dunn, Sr., 80, of Youngsville, passed away Thursday October 19, 2017 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Dunn was born September 23, 1937 in Altoona, Pa., a son of the late Robert F. and Jean V. Anderson Dunn. He moved to Oakmont, Pa. at a young age. Growing up, he caddied at Oakmont Country Club where he developed his love of golf. He graduated from Oakmont High School and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certificate from Clarion State Teachers College, where he met his wife, Ellie. At Clarion he was a member of Alpha Gamma Phi fraternity.

Jim moved to Youngsville in 1963 to start his 34 year teaching career at Youngsville High School. He taught World Cultures and Driver’s Ed.; and coached football, softball, wrestling, and was a starter for track. He ran the time clock for wrestling and basketball for many years. He was also a long time school bus driver.

Coaching led Jim to 40 years of service to his community as a member of the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Dept. He was concerned about player injuries with no one around to properly treat them, so he trained to become an EMT. He was currently serving as vice-president and was also treasurer of the Home Association. His dedication to the YVFD earned him the top responder award for the past 20 consecutive years. The Borough of Youngsville Community Service Award was presented to him in 2001.

Jim was an avid sports fan, and, as a Pittsburgh boy, he was a passionate fan of all teams Pittsburgh. He also enjoyed reading, umpiring youth baseball, shooting pistols, canoeing, golfing, and traveling with his wife Ellie around the United States.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eleanor “Ellie” L. Smith Dunn, whom he married June 6, 1959, in Clarion; his 3 children, Steven (Paula) Dunn, of Youngsville; Carolyn (Andrew) Yurick, of Warren; and James R. Dunn Jr., of Youngsville; 3 grandchildren, Alexander, Elise, and Erin Dunn; his siblings, Bonnie D.(Steve) Hookstra, of Ellijay, Ga.; Laurel D.George, of Plum, Pa.; Elizabeth Dunn Hays, of Marietta, Ga.; Rebecca (Lenny) Zucco, of Plum, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan L. Dunn; and his siblings, Robert A. Dunn; David Dunn Sr.; Lee Dunn; Judith Dunn Rupert; William Dunn; and Martha Dunn.

Friends will be received on Monday from 4-8 pm at the Youngsville First United Methodist Church, 225 E. Main St., Youngsville, and for 1 hour prior to a funeral service there at 11 am, with the Rev. Ricky Nelson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Youngsville Cemetery.

 

Charles V. Wagner Jr. Teacher & Coach

Charles V. (Chuck) Wagner, Jr., 82 of Oakmont passed away on Monday morning, September 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 28, 1934 to the late Charles and Geneieve (Watson) Wagner. He was president of the former Wagner’s Beer Distributor in Oakmont for many years. Some of his many accomplishments include a history teacher of 23 years, high school football coach of 50 years, graduate of Bucknell University and is ranked fifth in WPIAL wins. He was a football father to thousands. He was most proud of bringing a championship to his two hometowns of Oakmont and Springdale. Beloved Husband for 22 years of Dee (Wherle) Wagner. Father of Tom (Barb) Wagner of Oakmont, Susan (Lance Stoner) Wagner of Verona, Peggy (David) Ruggiero of Murrysville, and the late Beth Ann Enyart. Step-Father of Karen (Gary Assaid) Beebe and Bill Beebe. Brother of Dan (Rose) Wagner of Oakmont and Lillian Vescio of North Carolina. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and daughter, he was predeceased by his first wife, Winnie Thomas Wagner, second wife, Nancy Gaines Wagner, and his stepmother, Ann Anuskiewicz Wagner. Friends and relatives will be received on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Funeral Service Friday, September 29, 2017, 10 a.m. Riverside Community Church, 401 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH with Rev. Kathy Aiken officiating. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for their discretion

 

 

 

Robert Lee Pyle OHS 1958 

Robert Lee Pyle, 77, of Blacksburg died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery. Lee was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 15, 1940 to the late Robert Samuel and Margaret “Jane” Pyle and grew up in Oakmont, PA. He graduated from Oakmont High School in 1958 and went on to Penn State University and graduated in 1962 with a B.S. in pre-veterinary from the College of Agriculture. He attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a V.M.D. degree in 1965. He also earned a M.S. degree in Cardiology from the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. After finishing his V.M.D. degree, he was employed by the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine from 1965 until 1974. It was there where he met his wife Inge. Lee took a year off from academia and worked at the veterinary clinic from 1974-1975. After that he joined Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine as Associate Professor specializing in cardiology for 3 years and then 3 years as Associate Professor at Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, again specializing in cardiology. In 1981, he took a position as Professor at Virginia Tech (Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine) where he retired in 2007 having held different positions including Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Associate Dean. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and served as treasurer of the ACVIM from 1977-1981 and Secretary-Treasurer from 1981-1993. From 1993 until 1994 he served as Director of the ACVIM in Denver. Lee and his wife Inge were instrumental in building the ACVIM and the FORUM (Annual Veterinary Conference). He also was a member of different veterinary medical organizations. In 1994, they moved back to Blacksburg and Lee continued his work at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Lee was a member of Blacksburg United Methodist Church, Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club and Penn State Club, which he co-founded. Although Lee accomplished a lot, he lived a simple life and cherished his family who will miss him greatly. 

Lee is survived by Inge, his loving wife of 51 years; son and daughter-in-law, Eric Pyle & Kate Savage Pyle; sons, Chris and Andre Pyle; grandchildren, Josh and Molly Pyle; sister and husband, Carol “Sis” and Jimmy Broz; sister and husband, Roberta and Dave Banks; and 5 nieces and nephews and their children.

Memorial services will be held at Blacksburg United Methodist Church on Monday, September 25, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Ralph Rowley officiating. A visitation/reception will be held after the service in the Wisner Building. A graveside service will be held at the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley on North Main Street after the reception. 

The family would like to thank those who helped Lee during his illness, Dr. Stoeckel, the staff at Lewis Gale, the staff at Blue Ridge Cancer Care and the staff at the Radiation Center in Pulaski. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roanoke Rescue Mission (402 4th St SE, Roanoke, VA 24013) or the Blacksburg United Methodist Church P.O. Box 931, Blacksburg, VA
Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home

 

 

 

Peter D. Bonaroti OHS 1960

February 3, 1942 - August 30, 2017

Peter D. Bonaroti, 75 of Oakmont, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Pittsburgh on February 3rd, 1942. He was a son of the late Gennauro and Thomasina (Calfe) Bonaroti. Husband of Sandra (Nichols) Bonaroti. Beloved father of Nicole (Gilbert) Gillman of Oakmont and Bradley (Jamie) Bonaroti of Cheswick. Grandfather of Kenzie Bonaroti and Gabrielle Gillman. Brother of Jane (the late George) Duch of Penn Hills, Geraldine (the late Emil) Kaforey of Lower Burrell, Rita (James) DeLelis of Verona, Denise (Charles) Fusaro of Blawnox, Gerald F. (Carol) Bonaroti of Oakmont, Frank (Cathy) Bonaroti of Oakmont, and Dennis (Susan) Bonaroti of Springdale. Also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Pete was a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont, enjoyed golf, and was a lifelong Oakmont resident. He was very proud of his Italian heritage, his family, and proudly served our country in the United States Army. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, September 1st, 2017 from 1-4 & 6-9 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 10 a.m., St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont with Father George Dalton officiating. Entombment will follow in The Verona Cemetery, Oakmont. Donations may be made in his name to the Riverview Relay for Life, 420 11th Street. Oakmont, PA 15139.

 

 

James P. 'Jim' Eaton  OHS 1935

Saturday, February 3, 1917 - Sunday, August 27, 2017,
James P. Eaton. Age 100 of Oakmont passed away on August 27, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Ann Eaton. Loving father of James E. (Linda H.) Eaton, Donna L. (G. Lewis) Dexter, William E. Eaton, and Elizabeth A. (John) Yosinski. Brother of Mary Lou (the late Charles) Berg, and Martha Lee (Robert) Collins. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his late brothers and their late wives, Jack (Betty), E. Neal (Betty Jane), and Donald (Lois) Eaton. James along with his brother, Don, were owners of Eaton Motors in Oakmont for over 50 years. James’s true love was being a pilot for 77 years and he enjoyed working on cars and tractors. He was a member of the Oakmont-Verona Rotary, Shriners, Scottish Right, Pittsburgh Regional Horseless Carriage Club of America, the Antique Car Club, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was the recipient of two prestigious FAA Awards; the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award and the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. Friends will be received Wednesday, August 30, 2017 and Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 378 Maryland Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Oakmont Presbyterian Church. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Interment will be in Plum Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in James’s name to the Oakmont Historical Society, 628 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont, PA 15139 or to the Deer Lakes Pilots Club, Attn: Steve Grabowski, Tres., 321 County View Dr, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. 

 

 

 

Joseph R. Connelly  OHS 1963

Tuesday, April 18, 1944 - Sunday, July 30, 2017,
Joseph R. Connelly. Age 73 of Oakmont passed peacefully on July 30, 2017. Son of the late Sophia Walcroft and the late Karl Connelly. Beloved father of Joanne M. Connelly and stepson, Richard Mergenthaler. Loving grandfather of Natalie Bugna. Joseph was a successful entrepreneur who founded, owned, and operated Connelly Custom Canvas Products for 37 years before retiring. He was an avid gardener and could often be found tending to his koi pond and Oakmont’s bird population. He also loved spending time with his precious granddaughter, Natalie. No services will be held but memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s name to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh PA, 15237 or online at thinkingoutsidethecage.org . Arrangements entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Oakmont, PA.

 

 

 

Robert J. Henley  OHS 1969

Robert J. Henley Sr., 62, of Cheswick, passed away unexpectedly at home Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was born March 17, 1951, in Pittsburgh, to his loving parents, William and Charlotte Roth Henley Jr., of Penn Hills, and was a lifelong resident of the Valley. Robert worked as a truck driver for Advanced Transfer. He enjoyed going hunting at the family camp in Potter County and especially loved watching his grandchildren play soccer. Survivors include his sons, Robert (Ivy) Henley, of Harmar Township, and Scott Henley, of Cheswick; daughter, Traci (Mark) Groll, of Scott Township; brother, William "Larry" Henley (Judy), of Leechburg; sister, Sheri L. Logan (Robert), of Springdale; granddaughters, Jillian and Sydni; and many loving nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801 Pittsburgh St., with a blessing service to commence at 11 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. 

 

 

 

 

 Barbara (Thomas) Gamberg OHS 1960

June 19, 1942 - Dec. 30, 2016 Sunnyvale, CA
Barbara died peacefully at her home in Sunnyvale on December 30, 2016 at the age of 74. Barbara grew up in Oakmont, Penn, and was a graduate of Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a Registered Nurse for 40 years at Stanford Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband William. She is survived by her children Karen (Edgar) Hernandez, Kristine and Susan (Duane) Spade; grand children Isabel Hernandez Gamberg, William Peixoto, Shelby, Carson and Colby Spade. She also leaves her brother Joseph Thomas Jr., and many other relatives and friends that she loved.
 

 

 

 

Dr. Edward David Meehan OHS 1958

Age 77 of Oakmont passed Saturday, June 10, 2017. Beloved husband of Jean Marie. Loving father of Heather (Joe) Fields of Plum, Timothy (Mendi) Meehan of TX, Terrance (Kari) Meehan of Allentown, and Megan (Chad) Thimons of FL. Brother of Donald (Frances) Meehan of VA. Dear grandfather of Hunter and Zach Fields; Hannah, Sarah, and Emma Meehan; Luke and Kurt Meehan; and Tyler Thimons. Friends will be received Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 9:30 am at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 378 Maryland Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont, PA. Online condolences may be made to: www.englishfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Gerald E.Gent OHS 1959

Gerald “Porky”, age 75, of Oakmont, died Wednesday evening, May 3, 2017. Beloved husband of Judith Leon; stepfather of Daniel Leon Demchak, and Kevin Wilson Demchak; son of the late Lige and Grace Glover Gent; brother of Wayne “Butch” (Gloria) Gent, Jean Hemme, Helen (Jim) Beers and the late Lige, Jr., Vergil, Woody Edward, Donald, Larry “Skip” Gent, Paul, Dolly Seachrist, Betty Ann Lamonna; aunt, Thelma (Sam) Gent; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law of Ardyth (Steve) Redfern. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Stevens. Porky was an avid hunter and fisherman and served in the Air Force during peacetime. He was an outstanding athlete at Oakmont High School, especially football, class of 1959. Friends and relatives will be received at BURKET - TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, Gerald Gent's Page  Saturday from 3-8 p.m., at which time Veterans honors will be accorded. Family suggests memorials to the family for their discretion or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

 

 

Susan A. (Schenck) Clites OHS 1962
 
CLITES SUSAN A. (SCHENCK) Susan Anne, 73 of Penn Hills (formerly of Oakmont), died Friday evening April 7, 2017. Beloved wife of Calvin A. Clites of 36 years; beloved mother of Linda (Allan) Jarrett of Prospect, Paula (Eric) Healey of Plum, and Gary Gaiser of Pgh.; sister of C. Leonard Schenck of S. Carolina and the late Christine Schutzler and Sarah Naas; grandmother of six. Friends and relatives will be received at BURKET - TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Services and interment private.

 

 

 

 

 Thomas J. Rydeski  OHS 1972

Thomas J. Rydeski, 62 of Valencia passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Dear Son of Angela Rydeski and the late Julian A. Rydeski. Beloved Husband for 42 years of Roslyn (Bergamasco) Rydeski. Loving Father of Angela (Adam) Braun and Thomas (Cleo) Rydeski, II. Amazing grandfather to Noah, Lyla, Owen, Ava and Cora. Brother of Jerry (the late Connie) Rydeski, Phillip (Colleen) Rydeski, and the late Paul Rydeski. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Tom during his time here, among them: ice cream can fix anything, P.T. Cruisers aren’t embarrassing, brownies are a breakfast food and family is everything. It’s hard to wrap our heads around saying goodbye to such a creative and compassionate man. It’s the end of a love story that started 45 years ago, when a stock boy fell in love with his supervisor, started a family and left behind a legacy of strength, determination and love. We love and miss you dear husband, dear father, dear poppy. Our lives will never be the same without you. Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial visitation on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont, where a blessing service will be held at 2:15 p.m. during the visitation. Donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

 

 

 

 

Paul McCurdy OHS 1954

McCurdy, Paul H. 80 of Ruskin, Fla passed away January 7, 2017. He retired as owner of Paul McCurdy Insurance Agency. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bunny McCurdy. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Barbara McCurdy, two sons, Keith H. (Gintare) McCurdy and Brian P. McCurdy, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace McCurdy, four sisters, Susan Tanner, Marilyn Holiday, Roberta (Leonard) Davis and Becky (Barry) Verzinkie and several nieces and nephews.Paul graduated from Oakmont High School, Oakmont, Pa...1954. He attended University of Pittsburgh and was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla (813) 634-9900

 

 

 

Charles F. 'Chuck' Loughner OHS 1959
 
Charles Franklin Loughner, 75 of Nitro, WV passed away January 1, 2017 in CAMC Teays Valley Hospital.  Mr. Loughner is retired from the State of WV and an Air Force Veteran.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mrs. Claire Loughner; children Cathleen and husband Ralph Bengivenga and Chris Loughner; Brother William Loughner and six grandchildren Loretta, Nicky, Tony, Michael, Vinnie and Thomas.  A tribute to the life of Mr. Charles Loughner will be 5:00 PM Friday January 6, 2017 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor B.J. Roberts officiating.  Inturnment will be in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday. If you wish to send cards to Claire:  817 8th Street, Nitro, WV 25143 or email Claire.Loughner@suddenlink.net Claire is on Facebook.

 

 

 

Barbara Lee (Rote) Fosnaught OHS 1960

Barbara Lee Fosnaught, 74, of West Deer Township, passed away Monday, Sept.
26, 2016, at UPMC Passavant. She was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Baltimore, Md.,
to the late William A. and Hannetta (Mason) Rote. Barbara worked for the
McDonalds in Harmar Township and the Walmart in Hampton Township. She was a
member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, West Deer Township, and the
Owl Club, Russellton. She enjoyed reading.

She is survived by her son, John Fosnaught Jr., of New Castle;
grandchildren, John R. Fosnaught, of New Castle, Barbara (Dan) Smullin, of
West Deer Township, and Robert Shearn, of West Deer Township;
great-grandchildren, Ryan, Danny, Nathan, Ashley and Dylan Smullin; and
brother, William (Diane) Rote, of Orlando, Fla. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, John Fosnaught Sr.; and daughter,
Barbara Shearn.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at the ADAM SIEMIANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 179
Starr Road, Russellton, PA 15076. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m.
Friday with the Rev. Richard Wise. Barbara will be laid to rest next to her
husband, John, at Lakewood Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Elmer 'Mustang' Zucco OHS 1966

Elmer Joseph Zucco, 68, of Mercer, Findley Township, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at his residence after a seven-year illness. Born June 8, 1948, in New Kensington, he was a son of Silvio Zucco, and was the husband of Margaret Warr Zucco, whom he married Dec. 27, 1969. He worked in worked in maintenance and alarm systems and was a teacher. He was of the Catholic Faith and was a Navy veteran. He lived for his grandchildren. He loved fishing, hunting and building. He is survived by his wife at the residence; one son, Anthony Zucco and his companion, Mary Brenner, in Tarentum; one daughter, Deana, wife of Doug Maxwell, in Jackson Center; his mother, Angeline Zucco, in Oakmont; three sisters, Sylvia Zucco, in Dayton, Ohio, Toni, wife of George Mesiarik, in Elizabeth, and Mary, wife of John Santucci, in Plum; one brother, Leonard Zucco and his wife, Becky, in Plum; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. There will be no visitation. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer, PA 16137. Published in Pittsburgh Tribune Review from Sept. 10 to Sept. 15, 2016

 

 

 

 

Robert T. McElhose, OHS 1934

Robert T. McElhose, 100, of Oakmont passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Dear Husband of Jeanne M. Knox and the late Edna (Kirby) McElhose. Beloved Father of Dr. Robert T. McElhose, Jr., James T. (Donna) McElhose, and the late Beth Edna McElhose. Step-Father of Carol Jean (the late Robert) Knox, and the late Craig Knox and Robert Knox. Brother of the late Edgar McElhose and Elmer McElhose. Grandfather of 4 and Great-Grandfather of 6, and also survived by step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Bob was a lifelong member of Oakmont United Methodist Church and a member of Lodge 548 F& AM. He was a former member of the Oakmont Lions Club, and served on the Board of the Verona Cemetery. Bob worked for many years as the director of engineering at Edgewater Steel, and remained an avid golfer until the age of 97 and was honored this year by the U.S. Open committee. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 3-7 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Funeral Service Saturday, August 27, 2016, 12 noon Oakmont United Methodist Church, EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will follow in the Verona Cemetery, Oakmont. Donations may be made in his name to Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Ave. Oakmont, PA 15139 or National Down Syndrome Society, P.O. Box 4916, New York, NY 10185.

 

 

 

Carol (Bermont) Burrows OHS 1948

Carol Bermont Burrows, longtime resident of Oakmont passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 surrounded by family. Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years , John Henry Burrows, also of Oakmont. Carol and John had lived in Lakeland, Florida in recent years. Carol lived a full life centered around family, faith, community and service to others. After graduating from Oakmont High School in 1948 and Grove City College in 1950, she proudly began her career at Edgewater Steel Corporation. After marrying John and starting their family, Carol retired from Edgewater and enjoyed her children and many worthy endeavors throughout her years. She was a dedicated lifelong member of Oakmont United Methodist church faithfully serving in numerous roles over the years. She was a founding member of Meals on Wheels delivering weekly meals to those in need. A passionate gardener, she loved the Oakmont Garden Club and spent countless hours in her own backyard oasis. She was also active in the Oakmont Women's Club and a Girl Scout leader. After her children went to college, Carol pursued deeper service to her community and ran for public office. In 1983, she was elected Oakmont Tax Collector, an office she held for twelve years. Carol's heart and home was always open to neighbors, friends, and family and her kitchen table was the center of many lively conversations, a home cooked meal and fun card games ; all offered with a smile and freshly brewed cup of coffee. She and John especially loved when their four grandchildren visited where breakfast waffles with ice cream were lovingly prepared. Carol will be missed by many including her daughter , Barbara Dolan of Plant City, Florida; her son Don Burrows and his wife Meagan of Manhattan Beach, California; four grandchildren Gretchen Chernick and her husband Paul, Christina Zerega and her husband Bob, Marah Dolan and Brennan Burrows; two great grandchildren Jack Henry and Charles Alfred Zerega; and beloved sister Donna Houston of Cheswick, Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 12 P.M. at Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Avenue, Oakmont, PA. 15139. Luncheon to follow. All are welcome. The Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335 has been entrusted with the care of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139. Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Carol's Book of Memories at www.warrenfh.com.

 

 

Dorcas (Sutlovich) Rhinehart  OHS 1969

Age 64, of Winthrop, Washington formerly from Oakmont, PA passed away July 19, 2016, after fighting Leukemia. Survived by husband, Ed; daughters, Raquel and Hannah; brothers, Rudy and Phil who reside in Washington State and Daniel who resides in Pennsylvania. Dorcas taught downhill skiing to youth at Loup Loup Ski Bowl in Twisp, Washington for 15 years and served in many capacities on their board. Dorcas asked in her passing for a memorial fund to be created for youth to learn skiing and snowboarding. Please give contributions to Loup Loup Ski Bowl, P.O. Box 1187, Twisp, W.A. 98856 div> 

 
 
 
 
 James  Richard Houck OHS 1958

James R. Houck died at the age of 74 on September 18, 2015 after a long illness. Jim was born in Mobile, Alabama on October 5, 1940 to Elsa and James M. Houck. His father was an engineer for Alcoa and the family moved often, eventually settling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jim was interested in electronics from an early age and built transistor radios in grade school. Later, he worked as a caddy at Oakmont Country Club. Jim earned a B.S. in Physics from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University in 1967. Jim joined the Cornell faculty in the Department of Astronomy soon thereafter, eventually retiring as the Kenneth A. Wallace Professor of Astronomy. Jim met his wife Elaine as an undergraduate and they married in 1965. Jim pioneered infrared observational astronomy, designing detectors and spectrographs that were flown on sounding rockets in the 1960s, on the NASA Lear Jet and Kuiper Airborne Observatory in the 1970s, and the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) in 1983 and the Spitzer Space Telescope in 2003. He also led development of Cornell's instrumentation for the Palomar Observatory Hale Telescope. Jim's research outside instrumentation focused on the mechanisms responsible for energy generation in Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies, of which he was a discoverer using the IRAS satellite. Jim also studied the formation of dust in the early Universe. Jim loved teaching his students as they explored the wonders of Astronomy. Over the course of 40 years, Jim was the advisor to dozens of graduate students, who went on to become successful scientists around the world. Jim was one of the key players in building and running the Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory on Mount Pleasant east of Ithaca. One of his favorite courses to teach was Astronomy 4410 in which the students received hands-on observational experience. Jim also taught the second semester of Cornell's year-long Introduction to Astronomy class, giving generations of undergraduates a fun and interesting way of satisfying their science requirement. For Jim's efforts in this course, he was awarded the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching. In the 1980s, he served on the committee which decided to keep Cornell's infamous swimming requirement for all undergraduate students. Jim was a leader in his field. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1974, spending the year at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 2008 Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation from the American Astronomical Society. The citation states: "This award was given to Dr. James Houck (Cornell University) for his extraordinary contributions over nearly four decades to major instrumentation for infrared astronomy. From early pioneering rocket experiments and major contributions to IRAS instrumentation to most recently the design and construction of IRS for the Spitzer telescope, Dr. Houck's contributions have been seminal to making infrared astronomy among the most exciting in the entire field. Scientifically, Dr. Houck's contributions have spanned the range from HII regions to the Galactic Center to extragalactic IR sources. It is no exaggeration to say that without Dr. Houck's contributions, modern IR astronomy would never have reached its current level of maturity." NASA recognized Jim twice with one of its top honors, the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal. In 1984, he received it "for outstanding contributions to IRAS, including efforts in the rebuilding of the telescope focal plane assembly and continuing scientific analysis," and in 2005, for leading the successful development of the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared spectrograph. Jim was a longtime season ticket holder for the Cornell men's hockey team. Jim was an avid traveler and loved visiting India and Nepal. In 1997, he served as Science Advisor for a trip to watch the solar eclipse in Mongolia. He was predeceased by his wife Elaine (Vezzani) Houck in 2011. He is survived by his sister, Sara Horsman of Pittsburgh; his sons, Chris (Tracy) of Boulder, CO and Rob (Michelle) of Chappaqua, NY; as well as his four beloved grandchildren, Adriana, Aiden, Joshua and Olivia. He is also survived by a niece, Cynthia Horsman of Evergreen, CO, and Richard Horsman and his wife Erica of Ann Arbor, MI. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. at the Bangs Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Department of Astronomy of Cornell University in the name of Jim Houck. A private burial will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery.

Published in Ithaca Journal on Sept. 21, 2015

 
 
 
Donald C. Evans OHS 1965
 
Donald C. Evans, of Harmar, formerly of Oakmont, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016. He was born in Lancaster to his parents, the late Daniel and Peggy Dorsheimer Evans, and had been a longtime resident of the Valley. Mr. Evans was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the Marine Corps. After his honorable discharge, he worked and retired from Allegheny Ludlum Steel and belonged to United Steelworkers Local 1196. Don was of the Presbyterian faith, and was a car enthusiast. He enjoyed scuba diving and being with his family. Surviving him are sons, Robert (Elizabeth) Evans, of Old Lyme, Conn., and Donald Evans, of Gibsonia; sister, Cathy Komatz, of Florida; and grandchildren, Ella and Alex Evans. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Evans. Services and burial will be private for immediate family. Arrangements are being supervised by the CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801 Pittsburgh St., Springdale. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.  www.jarviefuneralhome.com.  Published in The Valley News Dispatch on May 16, 2016.
 

 

 

John  David Ross  OHS 1965)

John David Ross, 68, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 15, 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Paul and Margaret Ross. He was a Civil Engineer with EMC and enjoyed woodworking. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Ross of Savannah, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Michael Cecere of Winchester, VA, and his sister Kathryn Ross. Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News May 9, 2016 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.

 

 

 
Richard H. Zoller OHS 1959
 
 
The Honorable Richard Hamilton "Dick" Zoller, 74, a lifelong resident of Oakmont, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 5, 2016, while on vacation in Englewood, Fla. He was born June 24, 1941, and was a loving son of Oakmonters Lionel Zoller and Lillian Hamilton Zoller. Dick graduated from Oakmont High School in 1959 and enlisted in the Army in the fall of 1959. He served for 37 months in Germany and was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant. Upon returning home, Dick joined the Oakmont Police Department. He attended the University of Pittsburgh on the GI Bill while working as a police officer. He worked for the police department for many years until running for and being elected a district justice in the Oakmont-Verona Court System in 1987. He retired from the role of district justice in 2005 to become a senior district justice for Allegheny County, a position he held until his passing.
 
Dick Zoller is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Ruth, and was beloved by her children, grandchildren and extended family, all of who welcomed him into his second family and adored him immensely. He had many lifelong friends from Oakmont and the greater Pittsburgh Area and was an active member of Crosspointe Church. Per Dick's wishes, there will be no funeral or viewing.
 
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Crosspointe Church, 2581 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, where a light lunch will be served. Additionally, a celebration of life party will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at his and Ruth's home. Attendees are asked to bring photos and stories to share. Local arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., Oakmont, 412-828-3535. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to the Oakmont Food Pantry operated by Riverview Community Action Corp., 501 Second St., Oakmont, PA 15139, rcacorp.org. 
 

 

 

Patricia Lynne (Rupert) Conerby  OHS '58

Patricia Lynne (Rupert) Conerby, age 75, of Osprey, FL died on March 23, 2016. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 15, 1940, and came to Osprey form Dublin, OH in 1994. Patsy enjoyed playing golf and bridge.
Surviving family members include her husband, Murray, E. Conerby, Jr., of Osprey; sons Murray E. Conerby III and Christopher S. Conerby, both of Columbus, OH; grandchildren Alex Conerby, Cassidy Conerby, Christopher Conerby, and Samuel Conerby, all of Columbus, OH; and a sister, Elaine Rupert Palmer. Patsy was preceded in death by a son, Edward Lee Conerby.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., 4210 77th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221.

 
 
 
 
Alan C. Zoller OHS 1953
 
Alan C. Zoller, 80 of Oakmont passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016. Dear Son of the late Lionel S. and Lillian H. (Hamilton) Zoller. Loving Husband for 59 years of Mary Margaret (Schmidt) Zoller. Beloved Father of Mark (Lisa) Zoller and Cynthia (Michael) Malone. Grandfather of Courtney Zoller, Lindsey (Kenneth) Davis, Katie Malone, Kieran (Natasha) Malone, and Casey Malone. Brother of Cynthia (Dominic) Bovienzo. Brother-in-law of John and Cheryl Schmidt, and Nancy Morrison.
Alan was a lifetime Oakmont resident. Following college at North Carolina State and Pitt, he served in the US Army from 1956 to 1958. After coming home from Germany, he started working in the coatings industry, and spent most of his career as owner of the Alan C. Zoller Company, selling raw materials to paint and coatings manufacturers. He enjoyed many activities, was an excellent all-around athlete as a young man, and remained an avid golfer until just last year. His lifelong love of golf started as a teen, while working as a caddy at Oakmont Country Club. Later as an adult, he fulfilled his dream by becoming a member and this year he celebrated 50 years of membership at Oakmont. He loved his wife like they were still newlyweds. He loved his children with all of his heart, his grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he was a beloved father figure to his nieces and nephews.
 
Friends and relatives are invited to a celebration of Alan’s life on Saturday, January 16, 2016, 11 a.m. at Trinity Tower United Methodist Church, 6729 Saltsburg Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15235. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or Bridges Hospice, 1200 Gulf Lab, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
 

 

 

Thomas M. McCarren OHS 1970

McCARREN, THOMAS M. Of Woodbridge, Virginia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Robert McCarren and Martha Caldwell. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Kathryn McCarren; and his adored son, Michael McCarren. Thomas is also survived by his two sisters, Donna McElhose (Jim) and Patricia Maxwell (Russell); and his two brothers, Robert McCarren, Jr. (Deborah) and John McCarren (Carol). Thomas was known as Frog by many of his friends. He was very fond of his hometown, Oakmont, Pennsylvania. He was very proud of himself for accomplishing his goal when he became a professional golfer and when he was at the golf course, you could often times catch him eating a hot dog. He also loved to tear up the dance floor. When Thomas wasn't golfing, you could find him watching his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers on his beloved couch. One of Tom's most cherished moments was watching his son win a gold medal in the Special Olympics World Games in 1999. He was loved by all and will be remembered fondly. His family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation (https://www.sjogrens.org) or the Special Olympics of Virginia (https://specialolympicsva.org/). Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 31, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016

 
 

 

Edward S. Cecil OHS 1961
 
Edward S. Cecil, age 72, passed away at his home in Delmont PA on December 30, 2015. Born and raised in Oakmont, husband of Barbara Cecil and eldest son of Edward H. Cecil and Helen (Flowers) Cecil. Brother of Ronald (Frances) Cecil of Oakmont PA and Richard (Paula) Cecil of Debary, FL. Also survived by his daughters, Anna Marie Gonzalez of Lake Jackson, TX and Laurraine (Bruce) Mckenzie of Diamond Head, MS and three grandchildren, Alexandra Gonzalez, Holly and Derrick McKenzie as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ed was a retired Mechanical Engineer and Construction Project Manager spending the majority of his career with the Bechtel Corporation of San Francisco, California. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, along with dedicating his life to serving the Lord. Services and interment are private.
 
 

 

Cynthia Allen Bartholomew OHS 1969

July 24, 2015

Cynthia Allen Bartholomew, formerly of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, daughter of Dr. Thomas E. Allen (dec.) and Ruth J. Allen (dec.) passed away in Payson, Arizona, on July 24, 2015 at the age of 64. She is survived by her loving husband, Herbert, two step-children, Carrie Quist and Kurt, and five siblings: Cathy Allen, Christine (Allen) Murray, Carolyn Allen, Thomas J. Allen, and Candace (Allen) Uricchio. Cindy was funny, smart and generous, and she loved to laugh. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Payson off leash dog park where she and Herb loved to walk their dogs. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Payson Area Woofers Society (P.A.W.S., P.O Box 1108, Payson, AZ 85547).

 

 

Raymond L. Hunter OHS 1966

“Raymo” 66, of Oakmont , died Saturday afternoon November 8, 2014, at his residence with his family.  Beloved husband of Pat Hunter of 29 years.  Dear father of Tammy (Chuck) Hibner of Leechburg, Raymond (Reina Best) Hunter of Upper Burrell, Shannon (Dave) Kaspercyak of West Deer, Steven Hunter of Curtisville, Jim (Amy) Cox of Georgia, Kathy Donovan of Indiana Twp.,  and Chris Cox, of Oakmont.  Brother of Dave (Sally) Hunter of Harwick, John (late Mary Jane) Hunter of Jackson Ohio, and the late Jim Hunter and Mary Jane Heil. 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Ray owned and operated Oakmont Radiator since 1988.  He was a lifelong Oakmont resident, graduate from Oakmont High Class of 1966.  Raymo was an avid golfer, hunter, member of Verona Eagles, and Indianola Rod and Gun Club.  Friends and relatives will be received at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, Monday from 2-9.  Services Tuesday 12 Noon at the funeral home.  Interment will be private.  Family suggests memorials to Oakmont Blvd. Project C/O Oakmont Borough, 769  Fifth St., Oakmont Pa 15139.

 

Obituary: Ian Mcclaren, Hummelstown PA

IAN McLAREN  Age 65, of Hummelstown, PA

 Ian McLaren Age 65, of Hummelstown, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, September 8, 2014. Ian was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 11, 1948, the son of the late Edward and Norma Brosius McLaren of Oakmont, PA. Ian was a 1967 graduate of the Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, where he was the Head Prefect, captain of the swim team, and a member of the football and track and field teams and the Glee Club.

He graduated from Rutgers University in 1971 with a degree in History. After teaching at Kiski for several years, he began his career in manufacturing with the Burndy Corporation, and retired in 2012 from Sechan Electronics in Lititz, PA. Ian will be remembered for his quick wit, impressive memory, generosity and kindness to people and animals. He was a good buddy.

Surviving are his wife, Billie Ramsey; his son, Evan McLaren (Anne Helen), of Mechanicsburg; his brother, Keir McLaren (Teresa Demarie), of Los Angeles, CA ; his sister, Leslie McLaren, of Oregon; and his niece, Molly McLaren Craig (Kai), of Long Beach, CA.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014, in the NEILL FUNERAL HOME, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to The Kiski Fund, 1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, PA 15681.
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Martha Jean Dunn OHS 1957

DUNN MARTHA JEAN Age 75, of Oakmont, on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Marty graduated from Oakmont High School in 1957, received her B.S. In education from Clarion State College and her master's degree from Indiana University of PA. She was a longtime history teacher in the Pittsburgh public schools, having taught at Arsenal, Schenley and Langley High Schools. Daughter of the late Robert F. And Jean Anderson Dunn. Survived by siblings, James (Ellie) Dunn of Youngsville, PA, Bonnie D. (Steve) Hookstra of Ellijay, GA, Laurel D. George of Plum, Elizabeth Dunn Hays of Marietta, GA, and Rebecca (Lenny) Zucco of Plum; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert A. Dunn, David Dunn, Sr., Lee Dunn, Judith Dunn Rupert, and William Dunn. Friends will be received Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. At the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, where a Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The family wishes to express their thanks to the caregivers and staff at Westminster Place Presbyterian SeniorCare of Oakmont and Heritage Hospice of New Kensington. Memorial contributions may be made to Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15139 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at: www.english-funeral-home.com

 

 

Richard I "Smokey" McChesney OHS 1952

McCHESNEY RICHARD I. "SMOKEY" Age 79, of Plum Boro, passed away at his residence on Friday, September 5, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Mary Patricia (Panza) McChesney; loving father of Kathy (Paul) Marino and Karen (Charles) Gumpher; grandfather of Charles Michael Gumpher; dear brother of Judith Kaminski, Patricia Barklage, Cynthia Molisee, and the late Ronald McChesney. A celebration of his life will be held at a later time by his family. Donations may be made in his name to any animal charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were provided by BURKET - TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., Oakmont.

 

 

Barbara Moore Biddle, Class of ‘71

Barbara M. Biddle, 60, of Aurora Colorado formerly of Oakmont died Monday September 1, 2014. Beloved wife of Craig Biddle of 34 years. Dear daughter of Mary Elizabeth ( Klemstine) Moore and the late Daniel L. Moore. Sister of Betsy (Carl) Mauro, David (Marty) Moore, Richard (Mary Raivel) Moore, Joe Moore, the late Tommy and Daniel Moore. Special aunt of Rachel, Hannah Moore, Bryce, Brenna Mauro. Sister-in-law of Keith Biddle, Claudia Biddle and her children Cory and Darryl. Barbara was a paralegal for the last nine years at Hughes Law firm of Denver. She had a great love for animals, sports, especially baseball; always loved Pittsburgh sports, an avid Pitt Basketball fan. Friends and relatives will be received at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION &ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont Saturday from 2-4, 6-8 Services Sunday 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home . Family suggests memorials to American Heart Assoc., Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Ave. Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, 15222 visit us at www.burket-truby.com

 

 

 

Dr. Rodger K. Knapp Former Riverview School District Superintendent

Dr. Rodger K. Knapp On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 age 74 of Plum Borough. Beloved husband of Carol Beard Knapp. Loving father of Sean Knapp (Suzanne), Joseph Knapp, Kristen Vergerio (David), Byron Knapp (Yen Ha) and Rebecca Osawa (Sho). Dear brother of Bruce Knapp (JoAn), Rev. Donald Knapp (Beverly), Gordon Knapp (Donna) and Janet Graham (Reno). Also survived by 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dr. Knapp worked for the Riverview School District for 38 years, serving as Superintendent from 1978-1999, following retirement, Dr. Knapp also served as the coordinator for continuing education at Penn State New Kensington for 10 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 10am in the First Baptist Church, Upper Burrell, Pa. with Pastor Dave Al Hefferan officiating. A private burial will follow immediately after the service in the Jefferson Cemetery, Baxter, PA Arrangements entrusted to the English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 378 Maryland Ave. Oakmont, PA 15139. Online condolences may be made to: www.english-funeral-home.com.

 

 

Judith (Dunn) Rupert, Class of '53

Judith Dunn Rupert, 78, of Clarion, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, in her home surrounded by her family.
Born September 30, 1935 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Robert and Jean Dunn.
Mrs. Rupert graduated in 1953 from Oakmont High School as class valedictorian. She graduated from Clarion Teachers College in 1957 and received her master's degree in 1970.
She married Leland L. Rupert in Oakmont on December 15, 1956. He survives.
Mrs. Rupert was a teacher for 37 years and retired from Clarion Area School District in 1997.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarion. She was a Steven Minister and served as a missionary where she traveled to Lithuania, Mississippi, and Germany twice.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her children, Leland Rupert and his wife, Jean, of Uniontown, Ohio, Jon Rupert and his wife, Kelley, of Saxonburg, Bonnie Tompkins and her husband, Terry, of Kennesaw, Ga., Patty Abel and her husband, David, of Acworth, Ga., and Judy Wolbert and her husband, Paul, of Marble; 10 grandchildren, Lindsay Jankowski and her husband. Joe, of Gibsonia, Mark Rupert of Wexford, Jake Rupert of Pittsburgh, Lauren, Nancy and Matthew Tompkins of Kennesaw, Ga., Alex and Kirk Wolbert of Marble, and Nicole and Christopher Abel of Acworth, Ga.; a great-grandchild, Haley Jankowski of Gibsonia; a brother, James and his wife, Ellie, of Youngsville; five sisters, Martha Dunn of Oakmont, Bonnie Hookstra and her husband, Steve, of Ellijay, Ga., Laurel George of Plum, Elizabeth Hays of Marietta, Ga., and Rebecca Zucco and her husband, Lenny, of Oakmont; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Daniel Tompkins; brothers, David, Lee and William Dunn.
The family will recieve friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarion.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the church with the Rev. Kevin Haley, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Clarion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be sent the Clarion Forest VNA, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion, PA 16214.
Published in The Leader Vindicator from July 21 to July 31, 2014

 

 

Blanche M. Asherman, Class of ‘45

Blanche M. Asherman, 86, of Plum, East Oakmont, passed away on July 5th at Seneca Place in Penn Hills.

Born in North Bessemer, Pa to Frank and Mary (Strehar) Boznar,  she was the wife of the late John (Jack) Asherman for 65 years. Loving mother of sons John Jr (Charlotte) of Coatesville, Pa and Dana (Kirsten Aguirre) of Baden, sister of the late Almeda  Fedock and Henry Boznar. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Upon graduation from Oakmont High School in 1945 she attended radio operator school for American Airlines, stationed in NY and Chicago where she met her husband. She retired in 1987 after 25 years of service from U.S. Gypsum Co in Oakmont.

Blanche was an avid dog lover and enjoyed the outdoors.  She hiked, skied and travelled throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and much of the United States. As a member of the Pittsburgh AYH (American Youth Hostels) Blanche was active in the maintenance of the Rachel Carson and Baker Trails and hiked the backcountry in the Sawtooth mountains of Idaho.  She bicycled  The Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal to Washington D.C., and celebrated her 50th Wedding Anniversary with a two month camping trip to Alaska.  

Blanche and her husband frequently traveled to Slovenia, the birthplace of her parents. One of her proudest moments was in 1999 when she hiked to the top of Mount Triglav, the highest point in Slovenia with a group of 100 women. At that time she was the oldest woman to do so.

She served on the Board  and was a long-time member of SNPJ Heritage Center in Enon Valley, Pa. which is dedicated to maintaining and promoting Slovenian Culture in the U.S.

Relatives and friends will be invited to a celebration of Blanche's life to be announced at a later date.  Private Interment will be at Plum Creek Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Animal Protectors of the Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Ave, New Kensington, Pa. 15068.  Arrangements provided by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. Oakmont.  Visit us online at www.burket-truby.com

 

 

Gloria G. Hrovat, Class of 1953

Gloria G. Hrovat, 78, of Oakmont, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Willows of Presbyterian SeniorCare, with her family at her side. She was a beloved daughter of the late Andrew and Ann M. Yurkovich Hrovat Sr.; and sister of the late Andrew Hrovat, William (late Lucille) Hrovat, Lucy Belin and Brenda (late Ralph) Kassouf. Gloria is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, SNPJ Lodge 713 Ramblers and served as secretary for many years. She was active with the Slovene radio program and retired from Koppers. The visitation is private. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Christian funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in St. lrenaeus Catholic Church, 385 Maryland Ave., Oakmont. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., Oakmont. Family suggests memorials to Slovene Radio Program, 381 Frank St., Pittsburgh, PA 15289 in her memory. Visit us at www.burket-truby.com.

 

 

 

Dorothy S. "Dody" Meyers,Class of ‘53

Dorothy S. “Dody” Meyers, age 78, of Verona, on Saturday June 21, 2014. Beloved wife of the late James E. Meyers. Caring mother of Tammy (Patrick) Kearns and the late James E. Meyers Jr. Survived by siblings John Stover, Charles Stover, Deborah Leaf and Douglas Stover. Also survived by one grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services and interment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to the English Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 378 Maryland Ave. Oakmont, PA 15139. Online condolences may be made at www.english-funeral-home.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 David S. Dunn, Class of '49

David S. Dunn Sr., 82, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 7, 2014, after a year-long battle with Parkinson's disease.  He was born June 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, the second of 11 children of the late Robert F. and Jean (Anderson) Dunn. Dave grew up in Oakmont and graduated from Oakmont High School in 1949.

After graduating from Clarion State Teacher's College in 1953, he accepted a teaching position with the Latrobe School District. He taught algebra and was an assistant football and track coach.

In 1960, he moved with his family to Leechburg where he accepted a position with Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation.  He retired in 2003 as director of Quality Assurance.  Dave held leadership positions in several technical societies.  After retiring, he attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and became a lay pastor in the Presbyterian faith. He was a member of Grace Community Presbyterian Church in Lower Burrell where he was an ordained elder. Dave was also a life member of the Oakmont Elks.

Beside his parents, Dave was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, who died in infancy, William and Lee; and a step granddaughter, Lisa Hollis Ziccarelli.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolores "Dee" (Hagemann) Dunn; sons, David Jr. (Bonnie) and Robert H., both of Lower Burrell; daughter, Alice Ritenour, of Uniontown; grandchildren, Autumn (Lucas) Seskey, Addie Ruth Dunn (Josh Werthiem), Haley Dunn, Dalton Dunn, Beth Ann Gohn, Renn Ritenour, Charity Ritenour and Amber (Jason) Hays; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, James Dunn; sisters, Judy (Leland) Rupert, Bonnie (Steve) Hookstra, Martha Dunn, Laurel Dunn George, Elizabeth Hays and Rebecca (Lenny) Zucco; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK F GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068.

 

 

George L. Sumner III OHS 1964

George Lewis Sumner III, OHS class of ‘64, passed away Oct. 24, 2013 at Latrobe Hospital. He was born and raised in Oakmont and spent summers with his family at Ridgeview Park near Derry, PA, where he ultimately bought and winterized a cottage for year-round living. George held a B.A. degree in Music from Westminster College and was proficient on saxophone and bass guitar. He spent the 1970s as a professional musician, based in Florida, and achieved success playing with bands ranging from jazz and blues to country rock to disco. Among his favorite engagements were concert openers for Joe Cocker and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as playing at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, TN. In 1981 he returned to the North and settled in the Derry area, working first as a technician with Adelphia Cable Co. and later as an owner-operator with Hittman Transport. As a big rig driver he was haz-mat certified and was often on the road for weeks at a time, crisscrossing the country from one nuclear facility to another. He continued to play bass with area groups until he lost strength in his hands due to carpal tunnel syndrome. He never married. He is survived by a sister, Nancy Sumner Williams, of Old Saybrook, CT. Friends are invited to a memorial celebration of his life to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Church at Ridgeview Park, Derry, PA 15627. A reception will follow at Cottage 120.

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Coach Jacob G. "Jake" Cappa

Jacob G. “Jake” Cappa, 68 of Oakmont affectionately known as “Coach” to many passed away on Memorial day morning, May 26, 2014.  Beloved Husband for 48 years of Lois (Pecora) Cappa.  Loving Father of John M. Cappa, Jason L. Cappa, Jeff A. (Nicki) Cappa, and the late Jacob M. Cappa.  Grandfather of Jacob A., Alyssa, Jeffrey, Matthew, and John G. Cappa.  Brother of Audrey (the late David) DeMarco and Donna (Tom) Dolde.  He is also survived by his four legged friend, Ontwo.  Jake graduated from Connellsville High School and was a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont.  He had 2 years of coaching at the Verona High School, followed by 35 years of teaching at Riverview High School including 20 years as the athletic director, and was the head football coach from 1986 to 2001.  Friends and relatives will be received on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont from 3-8 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m., St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 387 Maryland Ave. Oakmont 15139.  EVERYONE PLEASE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH.  The family strongly suggest in Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Margaret’s Oncology, 200 Delafield Rd. Suite 3050, Pittsburgh, 15215 or Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania, 1158 Dutilh Road, Mars, PA 16046.  Visit us online at www.burket-truby.com.

 

 

Earl Vincent Boley, OHS 1957

Earl(73) died December 26, 20 14 due to complications of a stroke. Earl was born January 2, 1940 in Braddock, PA and graduated fROM Oakmont High School, Oakmont, PA in 1957. He was an artist and a local contractor. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years Susan Leith, photographer; five children, 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a sister. Published by The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 18, 2014.

Twenty two entries:

You are in my heart forever, your art surrounds and comforts me and I feel your calming words when needed. Thank you for changing the direction of my life.... love you always
Susan December 27, 2014.

 

 

 

John F. Roberts, OHS 1960

John F. Roberts, 69, of Oakmont, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Aguzzoli) Roberts; loving father of John F. (Lisa) Roberts Jr., of Tipp City, Ohio, and Daniel E. Roberts, of Copenhagen, Denmark; proud grandfather of Genevieve Roberts; dear brother of Harry E. (Audrey) Roberts III and Barbara (Kenneth) Bott. Also survived by brother and sisters-in-law, Beaver and Dolly Albert, Nancy and Fred Federici, Joanna and Sam Liptak; and many cherished nieces and nephews. John was a proud Marine and police officer for the borough of Oakmont for 10 years and a member of the VA police for five years. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SVC. INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Irenaeus Church, Oakmont.

Published by The Valley News Dispatch on Dec. 4, 2010.

 

William Richard Vincent OHS 1957

April 14, 1939 - February 15, 2009
AIKEN, SC –William Richard Vincent, 69, died Sunday, February 15,2009. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Stewart officiating. He was born in Watson, WV to the late Carl and Pauline Vincent. Mr. Vincent worked as a Draftsman/Designer. Survivors include his loving wife, Monica Panyon Vincent, one daughter, Susan (Morris, Jr.) Faile, Kershaw, SC, one son, John Vincent, Aiken, SC, sister, Janet (Fredrick) Kress. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Vincent and James Vincent.

 

 

John M. Kaus OHS 1959

John M. Kaus Sr., 67, of Oakmont, peacefully passed Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at home. He was the dear son of Mary (Abaray) Kaus and the late John M. Kaus. John is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne (Maroni) Kaus. Loving father of Judene (Jamie) Sykes, Justine (David) Wallace and John M. Kaus Jr.; devoted, loving grandfather of J.D. and Alexis Sykes, whose presence he enjoyed in his life everyday; brother-in-law of Michael and Judi Passione, David Maroni and their children. John enjoyed his extended family including many friendships that were developed through the years. John also enjoyed spending time with his devoted Jasmine. John M. Kaus served as Fire Marshal from 1989 to 1996 and Deputy Director of Emergency Management from 1985 to 1996 for Allegheny County. He was active in the Emergency Management and the Fire Services for more than 25 years.

Through his efforts, particularly in the areas of computerization and a Multi Agency Task Force approach in responding to emergencies, his office has achieved a national reputation in the field of emergency management and fire investigation. The Fire Marshal's office was recognized by the PA Association of Arson Investigators. Fire Marshal Kaus was a member of the Independent Investigative team sent to Waco, Texas, to investigate the fire at the Branch Davidian Compound. His office also received the 1993 Variety Club of Pittsburgh Top Law Enforcement Award for their involvement in the Waco Investigation. Mr. Kaus was a member of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms National Response Team (NRT).

In 1990, Mr. Kaus introduced the first accelerant detection canine into service in the state of PA and acted as handler for the K-9 (Onyx) from 1990 through 1994. As Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Mr. Kaus had the overall responsibility of ensuring immediate and effective disaster response and recovery operations throughout the county. Mr. Kaus also acted as a coordinator of the Allegheny County's Five Haz-Mat Teams. He also was a member of the Oakmont Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years and served as Lt. Captain and Assistant Chief during that period.

He was a graduate of Point Park College in Pittsburgh and holds a B.A. Degree in Journalism. Mr. Kaus lectured and instructed classes for Firefighters and Emergency Management Coordinators on Haz-Mat Response, Arson Investigation and Emergency Management. Mr. Kaus also served as an elected Council Member for the Borough of Oakmont and was a member of the Oakmont Civil Service Commission. Mr. Kaus also served as a member of the Oakmont Library Board and coached little league baseball and soccer. Mr. Kaus was a member of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church where he served as an usher. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, with Father Frank Kurimsky officiating. Internment will follow in Deer Creek Cemetery, Cheswick. Firefighter's services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

 

Jean Jakovac Dapra OHS 1959
Susan Aikenhead Betz OHS 1960
Ruth Singler Olson
Judy Carney Heckman (OHS 64)
Caroline Seely OHS 1960
Jean Bienko Meehan OHS 1961
Velma Uvodich Kumar OHS 1946
Daniel Houston OHS 1963
Larry Altimus OHS 1957
Thomas Rowe OHS 1963
Wendell Carl Bergmark OHS 1955
Dr. David Schall OHS 1961
Maryann Maiorca Dentu OHS 1957
Jeff Jersey OHS 1965
Bob Campbell OHS 1963
Tom Trumble OHS 1963
Susan Pernice Farrell OHS 1966
Jeffery Hart OHS 1969
Adeline Lustri Brown OHS 1946
Joyce Carden Matzko OHS 1960
Frank Catanzaro OHS 1958
Linda Register Bainbridge OHS 1969
Ann Orbin Barnes OHS 1961
Nick Maiorca OHS 1961
Merna Baker Whitkopp OHS 1960
Ann Schuyler Eves Spayth OHS 1963
Donna Schweiger Zelahy OHS 1964
Thomas J. Adams OHS 1968
George E. Brocato OHS 1964
Judy Miller Bridges OHS 1959
Joseph Luciana OHS 1942
David Maranto OHS 1957
Joanne Bash Hetrick OHS 1951
George Middlemas OHS 1964
Paula Paulo Sanders OHS 1959
James Trangle OHS 1955
Francis 'Butch' Santicola OHS 1961
John Briscoe OHS 1960
Jean Meanor Knox OHS 1939
Mark 'Marko' Gasparich OHS 1966
John Deringer OHS 1966
Barbara Feightner McCurdy OHS 1957
James R. Dunn OHS 1955
Charles V. 'Chuck' Wagner Teacher & Coach
Lee Pyle OHS 1959
Pete Bonaroti OHS 1960
James Eaton OHS 1935
Joe Connelly OHS 1963
Robert J. Henley OHS 1969
Barbara Thomas Gamberg OHS 1960
Edward Meehan OHS 1958
Gerald E. Gent OHS 1959
Susan Schenk Clites OHS 1962
Thomas Rydeski OHS 1972
Paul McCurdy OHS 1954
Charles 'Chuck' Loughner OHS 1959
Elmer 'Mustang' Zucco OHS 1966
Robert T. McElhose OHS 1934
Carol Bermont Burrows OHS 1948
Dorcas Sutlovich Rhinehart OHS 1969
James R. 'Rich' Houck OHS 1958
Richard H. 'Dick' Zoller OHS 1959
Patricia 'Patsy' Rupert Conerby OHS 1958
Alan C. Zoller OHS 1953
Thomas M. McCarren OHS 1970
Edward S. Cecil OHS 1961
Cynthia Allen Bartholomew OHS 1969
Martha Jean Dunn OHS 1957
Judith Dunn Rupert OHS 1953
Gloria G. Hrovat OHS 1953
George Sumner III OHS 1964
William Richard 'Bill' Vincent OHS 1957
John M. Kaus OHS 1959
Henry J. "Hank" Santicola 1955
Cecil J. Tranquill
Dorothy Riddle Moss
Juanita Kratsa Karabetsos
Alfred C. Fabian
Tony Mastrocesare
Nancy Reed Chatfield
Carl E. Carlson OHS 1957
Joanne Gasparich Pica OHS 1960
Charles 'Chuck' Pazman OHS 1955
Don 'Herky' Boulton
Larry Shepard OHS 1954
Patti Jo Vollbrect Dehus
Gretchen Straub OHS 1964
RIP Judith Allen Eves
Lorraine Berg Holden OHS 1948
Ralph Moser OHS 1952
Frank Sokol OHS 1958
Carl W Gomes II OHS 1968
Brenda Lee (Charlesworth) Coy OHS 1966
Christine Vilsack OHS 1968
Charles "Chuck" Catullo OHS 1951
Judith Smith Prager OHS 1961
Remembrance
Ernest (Ernie) Ovamio OHS 1957
Donald K Munhall OHS 1958
Dorothy Denny Brennan OHS 1954
Edward M. Sproul OHS 1955
Murray E. Conerby OHS 1957
Eric Wardle OHS 1961
John S. Mauro OHS 1947
Earl V. Boley OHS 1957
Joe Bergoich OHS 1965 on accordion
Patricia V. Black, Riverview School District Librarian
James F. Cosnotti & Chuck Wagner OHD 1952
Frank (Sonny Carden) OHS 1958
Joy Claussen Scully OHS 1956
Dolores M (Dee) Diez Aber OHS 1963
John Roberts OHS 1960
Barbara Rote Fosnaught OHS 1960
Kay Griffith Milliron OHS 1962
Anthony "Tony" Matassa OHS 1958
Margaret Santucci Myers Kastelic OHS 1940
Plato Michael Powers (Pahoundis) OHS 1958
John R. Houston OHS 1958
Gerald (Jerry) Bonaroti OHS 1958
Dorothy Ann (Vukovich) Stanik OHS 1942
Jacob (Jackie) Brocato OHS 1966
Carmella Di Iorio OHS 1959
Sam Messina OHS 1949
Lucy C. Provenza Herrington OHS 1957
Coach Wilbur "Bill" Beebe OHS-Riverview
James Milton Arnold OHS 1950
Joanne Dickinson OHS 1963
Bonnie Short (Raetze)
Jack Sherwin OHS 1963
Joe Glorioso OHS 1949
Chuck Rupert OHS 1958

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The Oakmont Historical Society

The Oakmont Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Oakmont, Pennsylvania. We are located at 628 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont, PA 15139. Our Curator/Archivist, Colleen McGuigan may be reached at: (412) 828-3022, (412) 607-4782,  mcpedder@hotmail.comoakmonthistory@gmail.com 

 

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